In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we honored its complicated legacy with a week of action! While women won the right to vote in August of 1920, activists have been fighting for a century to make sure that includes ALL women. The battle for the ballot continues today as prolific voter suppression threatens democracy nationwide, with people of color most often the victims of targeted disenfranchisement.
Women of color led the way in the 19th-, 20th-, and now 21st-Century to protect and expand voting rights. We called on new voters, future voters, experienced voters, and everyone in between to join us. Together we reached more than 300,000 eligible voters to remind them to register to vote and make their voting plan!
Together, we can ensure that women from all communities and across all generations are registered and ready to cast their ballots. While our week of action is over, share your information with us below to learn about future opportunities to help us make sure that every eligible woman is registered and ready to vote this election season!
Monday, August 17
Help USOW get 10,000 people to take the pledge!
TAKE ACTION: Challenge 3 friends to take the When All Women Vote pledge and join the Week of Action! By the end of this week, we want 10,000 people to know how to take action to ensure ALL women can vote this November.
Tuesday, August 18
Hindsight is 2020!
TAKE ACTION: Join us at 5pm ET for “Unfinished Fights, Unsung Heroes: Centering Women of Color in the Voting Rights Movement,” a powerful panel conversation exploring the complicated history of the 19th Amendment on the 100th Anniversary of its ratification.
Presented by the United State of Women, When We All Vote, Girls Inc., and the Gender Equity Voting Collaborative, don’t miss this impactful intergenerational dialogue with:
- Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of USOW
- Dr. Stephanie J. Hull, President and CEO of Girls Inc.
- LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter
- Ashton Mayo-Beavers, College Student, Girls Inc. Alumna
- Quadira Coles, IGNITE Alumni Ambassador
- Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher of The Feminist Press at CUNY
- Moderated by A’shanti Gholar, President of Emerge and Founder of Brown Girls Guide to Politics
Whether you’re an experienced voter or a future voter, it’s important to understand historic disenfranchisement of Black and Brown communities so that we can effectively combat voter suppression today.
Watch a recording of our panel celebrating the women of color who fought both in 1920 and today to ensure ALL women have the right to safely and securely cast their ballots.
Wednesday, August 19
Start building your November voting plan!
TAKE ACTION: Build your plan to vote this November! From voting by mail to finding your local polling place, we know casting your ballot can get complicated. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your ducks in a row. Start by visiting When We All Vote’s Voter Resources Hub, your one-stop shop for registering to vote, requesting a vote by mail ballot, and so much more!
Thursday, August 20
Join the When All Women Vote Couch Party!
TAKE ACTION: Join the When All Women Vote Couch Party and help us ensure that every eligible voice is heard at the ballot box!
This is your official invitation to join the When All Women Vote Couch Party from 5pm to 8pm ET! From the comfort of your couch, you’ll hear from special celebrity guests and text voters across the country about how to build their voting plans — all you have to do is message them using our action tool, OutVote!
Special guests include:
- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex
- Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair of USOW and When We All Vote Board Chair
- Samantha Barry, Glamour Editor-in-Chief
- Yvette Nicole Brown, Actor and Activist
- Angie Martinez, Power 105.1
- and DJ Diamond Kuts
Our work is made possible by the generous support of grassroots donors, who power our programs and work, like this week of action!