August 26, 2020, was the 100th Anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment. After 60 years of organizing, meeting, protesting, lobbying, and marching, women in every state were officially granted the legal right to vote. Of course, it took almost four more decades for women of color to be able to fully exercise that right. Hundredth Anniversary programs, proclamations, websites, and celebrations were planned across the nation, but many public events had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The Kirkwood-Webster Groves AAUW branch designed a celebratory sign in the colors of the U.S. suffragist movement. This is NOT a political project, and this is NOT a partisan effort. The sign is generic and has no display expiration date. A few signs are still available for sale. Contact the branch for more information.
Proclamations Acknowledging the
Centennial of the 19th Amendment
City proclamations are part of the ongoing work of the State Centennial Committee & branches all over the State. Great job! Read proclamation language by clicking here.
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- Pat Shores, Sage Taber, and Jan Horner, and Bob Nation, who is Mayor of Chesterfield in St. Louis County.
- Lynne Roney poses with the Mayor of the City of Clayton, St. Louis County, the Honorable Michelle Harris.
- AAUW’s Pat Shores and Janet Scott; Mayor of the City of St. Louis Lyda Krewson; from the League of Women Voters Nancy Miller, Louise Wilkerson, and Jean Dugan.
- In the photo of the Kirkwood City Council, you can’t miss the Kirkwood-Webster branch’s yard sign being used as a virtual background by Council Member Wallace Ward! Proclamation is being read into the record by the Council.
- Sage Taber, Pat Shores, and Jan Horner show off the latest proclamation bestowed by (you guessed it!) the City of Ballwin in St. Louis County.
Inclusion & Equity
AAUW seeks to guarantee inclusiveness, equity, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society. Click this link to learn more about our Missouri Inclusion & Equity Committee.
Women typically are paid 80 percent of what men are paid. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop to learn how to ask for more.
Visit and then join a branch to participate in the activities that are “breaking through barriers for women and girls!”
AAUW Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
AAUW Vision: Equity for all.
AAUW Values: Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and intersectionality.
When women vote we change the conversation. AAUW has a long history of holding legislators accountable for how they vote on AAUW priority issues. AAUW is nonpartisan. We do not support any candidate or party, but we do follow the issues important to women and girls and families. Click on the “advocate” tab for important information.
MISSOURI WOMEN’S NETWORK LEGISLATIVE RETREAT JAN. 16, 2021
AAUW will participate with nearly a dozen other women’s organizations in a Zoom conference to discuss and set legislative priorities for 2021. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Please contact us to receive further information.
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