PA Sec. of State Among Celebrants Of Women’s Suffrage Centennial

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — It’s been a full century that women have had the right to vote, and the centennial will not be forgotten in Chester County.

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls and the Chester County Women’s Commission together are hosting a celebration of 100 years of women’s voting rights. The organizations will together host a virtual “Toast to Tenacity” in recognition of 100 years of women’s voting rights.

Chester County Women’s Commission and CCFWG chose Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for the event.

The event is part of Vision 2020’s national initiative, with local groups around the country hosting “toasts” to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will headline Chester County’s event with remarks about the historic milestone and what it means for us in 2020.

Others will address the importance of carrying on the legacy of early suffragists. Among the speakers are Jahnavi Rao, a Conestoga graduate and President and Founder of New Voters, and representatives from the League of Women Voters and Black Women of Chester County in Action.

The Women’s Commission will also honor Carol Kuniholm of the League of Women Voters and Fair Districts PA with its annual “SHEro Award.” After the toast, attendees will have a chance to network in virtual breakout rooms. Register for the event here.

CCFWG leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that
women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. For over 20 years, CCFWG has
raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $3.5
million to 80 local non-profit organizations. Learn more at www.ccwomenandgirls.org.

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