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Virtual: Women Winning the Vote: The Largest Expansion of the Vote in US History

Event Details

Date/Time:
Wed, October 21, 2020
04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location:
Zoom call, Alamo CA 94507
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Registration Period:
08/15/2020-10/21/2020
Price:
Free
Contact:
Sally Cohen, '70
925-998-0737

Nancy Tate, Co-chair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, former Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States, and Stanford grad, will describe what it took for women to win the constitutional right to vote.  The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on August 26, 1920, after 72 years of organized effort and a fierce struggle to the very end. It was the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day in US history, and yet is a story that is little known. Utilizing original photos, her presentation will cover not only the overall story of this social justice movement, but also a close-up look at what happened in California and what has happened since.

Since 2015, Nancy Tate has served as the Co-chair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, an information sharing collaborative focused on commemorating the 100th anniversary of women winning the constitutional right to vote. In this capacity she works with numerous organizations and museums, and is also on the board of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. From 2000 to 2015, she served as the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States, the only successor to the women’s suffrage movement. The League is a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active citizen participation in federal, state and local government, and operates in all states and over 700 local communities. Before accepting the top staff position at the League, Ms. Tate was the Chief Operating Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve the effectiveness of government at all levels. Previously she served as a senior director in a management consulting firm, after working  in the federal Department of Energy, Department of Education, and Office of Economic Opportunity. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Ms. Tate has a BA in political science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University.


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Virtual: Women Winning the Vote: The Largest Expansion of the Vote in US History
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

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