The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Utah women casting their first votes, which made them the first American women to cast ballots under an equal suffrage law.
It's also the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which extended women’s voting rights throughout the nation. In 2020 we celebrate that achievement and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which extended women’s voting rights throughout the nation.
We're honoring Utah's leadership in the suffrage movement by:
- Installing a statue of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman state senator, in National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.
- Building a monument to Utah women’s history in downtown Salt Lake City
- Educating Utah school children with the first-ever Utah women’s history curriculum
- Hosting events and celebrations throughout the state
- Publishing books about important Utah women
Be a part of this movement by donating today. In this important year of national celebration, help remind Utahns and the nation that Utah has an illustrious legacy that can inspire us for tomorrow. With your help, Utah women can lead the nation in 2020 and beyond.
For more information about Better Days 2020: http://www.betterdays2020.org
For our Utah women's history curriculum: http://www.utahwomenshistory.org
The story behind our founding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bE5wPP6E0I