by Ingrid Pharris | September 8th, 2010
My post is full of all kinds of drama and excitement today! I have some good news, and then I have some bad news, but I’m going to end my post with some really great news.
The good news: on November 11, 1881, the Washington Territorial House of Representatives passed House Bill 103, a women’s suffrage bill by a vote of 13 to 11. The bad news is that the measure was voted down by the Territorial Council, five to seven. Please keep your chins up, my friends! Next week’s post will be far more upbeat.
My really great news of the day is this: we are only two months away from the Day of Jubilation! Huzzah! Huzzah! Eh, what’s that?
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Washington, our office is coordinating with the Women’s History Consortium, Washington State Historical Society, Temple of Justice, Governor’s Office, League of Women Voters, and the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women to put on a two-day jubilatory party in Olympia. Below is a basic outline of events.
On November 7th, please visit the State Capital Museum between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Pink Tea.
On November 8th, please come to the Capitol Campus for a full day of performances, films, and presentations, culminating with a formal program at 4:00.
So start brushing off your suffrage whites and top hats, and stay tuned for more information!