Creation of the Committee
On April 11, 2019, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order 19 creating the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial of Wisconsin's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, appointing First Lady Kathy Evers, Chair, and specifying Wisconsin's women in elected and appointed state office and other experts to carry out the work of the committee.
See, MEET THE COMMITTEE
The Committee shall sunset on September 30, 2020.
Work of the Committee
- Educate the public on the historical importance of ratification of the 19th Amendment and Wisconsin's role in the fight for women's suffrage.
- Plan and prepare educational activities and an educational toolkit for teachers and students across Wisconsin to learn more about the suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
- Plan an event celebrating Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
- Engage the public across Wisconsin in the celebration.
- Coordinate and promote related activities across the state.
- Ensure that the education components, events, and celebration of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment ackowledge that the 19th Amendment did not guarantee the right for all women to vote.
Governor Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers
with members of the Centennial Committee