On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 the LA County Board of Supervisors identified August 2019-August 2020 as the year to commemorate and celebrate the ratification of the United States Nineteenth Amendment, granting all women the right to vote.
Six months later, the LA County Women & Girls Initiative in partnership with the LA County Records Management and Archives team is proud to showcase a timeline with over 100 women who have played a role in shaping our County into the community it is today.
Thank you to all the community leaders, departments, museums, libraries and stakeholders who helped put this together.
Do you know of a Women whose story, work and contributions to Los Angeles helped share the County to the community it is today?
If so, and we missed them on our list please let us know? LACWGI & LACRMA needs your help to elevate these women leaders into the mainstream and out of the archives.
Things to consider before sending us names:
A pioneering woman of LA County has these criteria:
1) Either was born within the jurisdictional lines of Los Angeles County or was a civic leader of a local social movement
2) Was pioneer in science, technology, engineering, arts, history, or math
3) Was the first to do something remarkable (e.g., first woman dentist, publisher, police officer, etc.)
4) Represents the diverse communities of our local region’s past, present, and future
Art Competition for the 19th Amendment Centennial
LAC Public Library- Reading List of 19th Amendment Centennial
LACOE- Instructional Resources of 19th Amendment Centennial
The Los Angeles County Women + Girls Initiative is proud to kick-off a year-long celebration of the suffrage movement. Keep up to date on activities and celebrations across the County by visiting this web page. If you or your organization have an event planned, please fill out the form below.
How many women in your community
are eligible to vote but not registered?
Toolkit on Women's Voices Count:
A toolkit to increase voter registration