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The Commission partnered with Pasadena Celebrates 2020, an initiative of the National Women’s History Alliance, to support the group’s suffrage centennial float in the New Year’s Day Rose Parade® on January 1, 2020.

The design of the float, titled “Years of Hope, Years of Courage,” included replica suffrage banners, purple and gold flowers, and the Statue of Liberty wearing a suffrage sash. Special guests, including descendants of iconic suffragists like Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass, rode on the float, while one hundred women and men marched behind. The Commission provided the marchers and float riders with replica suffrage sashes and “Votes for Women” signs. The Rose Parade, whose 2020 theme was “The Power of Hope,” presented the float with the "Most Outstanding Presentation of the Rose Parade Theme" award. With 37M+ viewers across America, sharing the suffrage story at the Rose Parade® was an unparalleled opportunity to build anticipation for the centennial year.

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