FYI NOW Newsletter – August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018
On Sunday, August 26, is the special day that has been set aside to honor the date of adoption in 1920 of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Women’s Suffrage Amendment. NOW President Toni Van Pelt is scheduled to join Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and other women’s organizations leaders on Tuesday, August 28, in ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the historic event. You can watch at the Bell-ringing, Tuesday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

The NYSE calendar for more information.

We are drawing close to the centennial of the 19th Amendment in just two years and hundreds of organizations across the country are readying plans for special observances. A round-up of some of these plans that state and local organizations are making for 2020, with a review of the amendment’s history including profiles of the women who led, are features in How Women Got the Vote Gazette, from the National Women’s History Project. Multiple copies for your chapter can be Ordered Here. from A new website, the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative and on Facebook 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, has been launched that will serve as an information-sharing center, with links to resources. At the national level, we are brainstorming about how NOW can celebrate this important date.

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