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From 2019-2020, the U.S. celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the courageous suffragists who secured access to the ballot for millions of American women.

Explore below to discover WSCC news highlights, op-eds, press releases, media partnerships, and more!

WSCC News Highlights


WSCC press releases

  • Town of Seneca Falls Gifted New Suffrage Statue
    November 18, 2020 |

  • Federal Agencies Partner to Create Murals Celebrating Women's Suffrage Across the Country
    October 29, 2020 |

  • Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Partners with Girl Scouts of the USA
    October 14, 2020 |

  • Federal Commission Reflects on Suffrage Centennial Celebration During Final Public Meeting
    October 9, 2020 |

  • Live Painting of Suffrage Mural This Week in Nashville’s Centennial Park
    October 5, 2020 |

  • Senators Collins, Feinstein Urge Vote on Legislation to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
    August 26, 2020 |

  • Tonight's Nationwide Celebration of 100 Years of the 19th Amendment
    August 26, 2020 |

  • All-Female Highlight Pro Skydiving Team to Soar Through New York City to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote
    August 20, 2020 |

  • Lighting the Country in Purple and Gold to Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote on August 26
    August 19, 2020 |

  • Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Visits White House to Honor 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment
    August 18, 2020 |

  • Tennessee Commemorates Women’s Suffrage Centennial With Full Day of Virtual Events for National Women’s Suffrage Month
    August 13, 2020 |

  • Suffragist and Civil Rights Leader Ida B. Wells to be Honored in Photo Mosaic Installation in DC’s Union Station for National Women’s Suffrage Month
    August 6, 2020 |

  • National Women's Suffrage Month Programming Scheduled throughout August
    July 23, 2020 |

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton to Headline Virtual Suffrage Centennial Commemoration on August 17
    July 14, 2020 |

  • All-Female Skydiving Team Partners with the WSCC to Honor the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote
    July 8, 2020 |

  • Memorial to Suffrage Protestors Will Include Historic Section of White House Fence
    June 25, 2020 |

  • Library of Congress Celebrates ‘American Ingenuity’ and takes 2020 National Book Festival Online For Readers Everywhere
    May 28, 2020 |

  • Thune Introduces Resolution for Mount Rushmore to Host Centennial Commemoration of Women’s Right to Vote
    May 26, 2020 |

  • ALA Partners with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to Donate 6,000 Book Sets to Libraries
    May 26, 2020 |

  • United States Mint Announces Design for 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal
    April 21, 2020 |

  • Free Exhibit Distributed Nationwide To Commemorate 100 Years Of Women Voting
    March 24, 2020 |

  • Federal Commission Kicks-Off Women's History Month With Visit To Library Of Congress
    March 4, 2020 |

  • Congressman Neguse Passes Colorado-Inspired Legislation Out of the U.S. House to Install the First Outdoor Monument Honoring the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Washington D.C.
    February 26, 2020 |

  • 2020 Centennial Celebrations for the 19th Amendment Kicks Off at the Rose Parade®
    January 1, 2020 |

  • WSCC Attends White House Signing Ceremony
    November 25, 2019 |

  • Rebecca Kleefisch Steps Down as WSCC Executive Director
    October 17, 2019 |

  • WSCC Announces New Leadership
    August 12, 2019 |

  • Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Brings Wisconsin Pride to Federal Commission Honoring Women's Suffrage
    June 7, 2019 |

  • U.S. Senate Unites to Affirm Women's Voting Rights
    June 4, 2019 |

  • Ideologically Diverse Federal Commission Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Voting Rights
    May 31, 2019 |

  • Speaker Pelosi And Leader McCarthy Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
    May 21, 2019 |

  • WSCC Honors 100 Years Of Women's Right to Vote
    May 21, 2019 |

WSCC Social Media and E-Newsletters

Through its social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube, the Commission engaged and interacted with audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds across the country and around the world, sharing the history of women’s fight for the vote and promoting the Commission’s projects and programs. On Twitter, major influencers such as First Lady Melania Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, actresses and And Nothing Less podcast co-hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta, Washington Nationals, and the Commission’s major federal partners retweeted and tagged the Commission’s page. From 2019-2020, the Commission had 2.6M+ impressions on Twitter, 1.3M+ impressions on Facebook, 188K+ impressions on Instagram, and 33K+ video views on Youtube. The Commission also used email campaigns to bring suffrage history, educational activities, program updates, and centennial news to over 5K+ subscribers. Explore and enjoy our e-newsletters below:

WSCC + Snapchat Partnership

The Commission teamed up with Snapchat to present a custom suffrage centennial lens available exclusively on August 26, 2020. The lens applied a purple and gold, the historic suffrage colors, filter to the view when the camera faced outward. In selfie mode, pictured below, the user saw a series of suffragists featured in the Commission’s Our Story mosaic.

WSCC + Twitter Partnership

The Commission partnered with Twitter and the Smithsonian Institution to design an official National Women’s Suffrage Month emoji, inspired by the historic purple, white, and gold banners from the American suffrage movement. The emoji is pictured below in a Suffrage Month tweet by First Lady Melania Trump. Throughout August 2020, when Twitter users would include the hashtags #SuffrageMonth, #19thAmendment, #ForwardIntoLight, #WomensVote100 (the official hashtag of the Commission), and #19SuffrageStories (the official hashtag of the Smithsonian’s August suffrage history campaign) in their tweets, the emoji would appear alongside these hashtags.


WSCC Website

The Commission launched its original website,, in May 2019 to serve as the official portal into the centennial of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. The website provided information about the Commission and its members and staff, along with all materials from public Commission meetings, news stories about the Commission and its projects, and a link to the Commission’s webstore, The Suff Shop, housed at Visitors could also sign up for the Commission’s e-newsletter through the website. Since its launch in May 2019, over 337K+ Americans within all 50 states visited the Commission's website.

WSCC News Round-up

  • Four suffrage activists to be depicted in new Seneca Falls statue
    November 20, 2020 | Finger Lakes Times

  • Design for new Seneca Falls statue unveiled
    November 19, 2020 | Finger Lakes 1

  • New women's suffrage statue coming to Seneca Falls
    November 19, 2020 | WHAM-TV

  • Town of Seneca Falls Gifted New Suffrage Statue
    November 18, 2020 | WFMZ-TV

  • Collins pushes Senate on creating Smithsonian women's history museum
    November 18, 2020 | Mainebiz

  • “Rightfully Hers” display at Robey Memorial Library through the end of November
    November 9, 2020 | The Standard

  • Tune in to the New Historical Fiction Podcast THE AGITATORS
    October 28, 2020 | Broadway World

  • Play-to-Podcast Adaptation Will Highlight the Story of 2 Civil Rights Icons
    October 28, 2020 | Playbill

  • National Archives’ Rightfully Hers Exhibit Visits Trinity
    October 13, 2020 | The Trinity Tripod

  • Artist paints woman's suffrage mural in Centennial Park's Sunken Gardens
    October 13, 2020 | The Tennessean

  • URI ‘Long Rhode to the Vote’ tackles race and suffrage, Oct. 15
    October 9, 2020 | URI Today

  • Online talk with history author Ellen Carol DuBois set Oct. 15
    October 7, 2020 | Cape Gazette

  • 1,000-Square-Foot Mosaic Honors Pioneering Black Suffragette Ida B. Wells
    October 5, 2020 | My Modern Met

  • Live Painting of Suffrage Mural This Week in Nashville's Centennial Park
    October 5, 2020 | WFMJ-TV

  • And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women’s Fight for the Vote
    October 2, 2020 | WAMU

  • The Power of Women: Celebrating the Suffrage Movement
    September 30, 2020 | Clarksville Online

  • Rosario Dawson and Retta Share Why It's Important to Know Our History
    September 24, 2020 | The Drew Barrymore Show

  • URI commemorates universal suffrage
    September 24, 2020 | The East Greenwich Pendulum

  • Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote

    September 22, 2020 | Isthmus

  • URI series chronicles ‘Long Rhode to the Vote’
    September 17, 2020 | URI Today

  • Rosario Dawson about the season finale of “And Nothing Less”
    September 16, 2020 | Universal News

  • Three Indian American Women honored among many who shaped New Brunswick
    September 15, 2020 | News India Times

  • How To Make The Most Of The Virtual National Book Festival
    September 14, 2020 | DCist

  • Suffrage series explores women’s past and future in politics
    September 11, 2020 | Wausau Pilot & Review

  • Suffrage exhibit opens in Cookeville
    September 8, 2020 | Overton County News

  • Now you know
    September 6, 2020 | GoErie

  • Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 7
    September 4, 2020 | WXXI

  • Photos: “Forward Into Light” at Furman
    August 31, 2020 | Greenville Journal

  • Purple And Gold Mark 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment
    August 31, 2020 | Noozhawk

  • Bedford County joins national 19th Amendment observance
    August 29, 2020 | Bedford Gazette

  • Up close and personal: SF student meets First Lady after drawing picked for suffrage exhibit
    August 29, 2020 | Finger Lakes Times

  • Metro briefs: South St. Paul marks centennial of historic first vote by women
    August 29, 2020 | Star Tribune

  • Song Suffragettes Conclude August Celebration Of 19th Amendment’s Centennial Anniversary
    August 28, 2020 | Music Row