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100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Welcome to the Centennial Year of the 19th Amendment! 


The Suffrage Centennial Committee is Trudy Bower, Susan Chalgian, Margaret Cottrill, Dorothy Engelman, Kate O'Neill, Laura Smith, Margo Smith, and Debby Starnes. It's planning exciting opportunities to celebrate this special occasion and we hope you'll join in.


  • A "Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage...VOTE" Poster Contest is being sponsored for students grades 7-12 in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.  The First Place Award is $250 and additional awards will be presented.  


  • 12"x18" format - may be vertical or horizontal

  • Any media including digital

  • Must be original art and message

  • One poster per student

  • Do not sign the front of the poster; fill out the entry form and attach to the back of the poster

  • Must be nonpartisan

  • Additional information on the flyer below

- Poster Contest

- Poster Contest Entry Form

- Poster Contest Letter to Teachers

The deadline for submission is APRIL 1, 2020 (no fooling!) 

1. Mail the poster & entry form to LWVLA, PO Box 971, East Lansing, MI 48826

2. Scan or take picture of the poster & entry form; email it to 

3. Drop the poster and entry form off at Akers Hall, Room 144W, 908 Akers Road,

East Lansing (MSU) Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Please call Dorothy at 435.879.1558 if you have questions or would like more information about the contest.  

  • The East Lansing Public Library and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) are putting together reading lists for books related to the struggle for suffrage. We hope to form an Evening Book Group to discuss some of these books...more to come. Here's a reading list for younger readers that you might enjoy sharing

  • In May, two films related to Suffrage and Voting will be shown in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival.  On May 6, 2020, Iron Jawed Angels is scheduled and on May 27, Selma will be shown at the Hannah Center in East Lansing. These events are open to the public and more information will be published in April. 

  • We will be marching is several parades during the summer months and will publish the dates and locations shortly.  Plan on joining us at the Independence Day Parade in Lansing on July 4, 2020!  

    For more information please contact: 


       Dorothy Engelman  or Laura Smith

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