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Women 100 celebration will honor the past and shape the future for American women

U.S. Senate Resolution 405 designates Philadelphia and Vision 2020 to host the centennial commemoration

Women 100, the national 19th Amendment centennial celebration, will be held during the year 2020, with special programs and events in March, August, and November. A U.S. Senate resolution, sponsored by Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania, designates Philadelphia as the site and Vision 2020 as the host organization for this "momentous occasion."

A century ago, in 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and signed into law. It says: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

On the centennial, 100 years after voting rights were extended to half the U.S. population, Women 100 will illuminate the contributions of women throughout our nation's history and set the agenda for women in the 21st century. Learn about the events being planned for the months of March, August, and November. 2020.

The host organization, Vision 2020, is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve economic, political and social equality for women. Vision 2020 is a project of Drexel University's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership. Delegates represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 100 organizations have joined the coalition as Allies.

The Vision 2020 agenda is:

  • Shared Leadership: Increase the number of women in senior leadership positions

  • Economic Parity: Advance women's economic security and achieve pay equity

  • Youth Education: Educate young people to value gender equality, shared leadership, and civic engagement

  • Civic Engagement: Engage and educate women voters and increase women's participation in the political process