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.


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August 26 at 12:53 PM - LWVLA In the News

In celebration of Women's Equality Day, Donna Mullins, President of LWVLA and Dorothy Engelman, VP-Programs LWVLA, had the opportunity to participate in the CATA-LWV event showcasing the posters from the "Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage....VOTE!" contest today. What a joy to have this project come to fruition! Special

thanks to Allegra Printing & Marketing of Okemos for the generous grant

for the printing. Channels 6 and 10 were there and recorded the parts of

the event; the LSJ and City Pulse were in attendance too! The Chris Swope,

Lansing City Clerk, announced the placement of a Voter Ballot Box that will

be installed in the Transit Center for the November 3, 2020, election.

Additional thanks to CATA and especially Lolo Robison for giving us a public

space to encourage people to register and vote!


Do you want to make a difference in the CJS?


On July 13, 2020, the LWVLA hosted a webinar about equal justice with a panel discussion based on the book and movie, Just Mercy. The panelists, who are involved in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) included:  (See Full Event Flyer)

Meet the winners of the LWVLA "Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage...VOTE!" Poster Contest:


  • 1st Place: Claire Daniels,
    Williamston High School;

  • 2nd Place:  Bella Spagnuolo,
    Williamston High School, and

  • 3rd Place: Jasmine Hernandez,
    Mason High School.


Congratulations to all. Thank you to the Judges:  Michelle Carlson, Education Director, Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center Rebecca Cifaldi, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Art History and Design, MSU Grace Ryder, Designer, Allegra Marketing.
An additional Thank You to Allegra Marketing for a generous grant of $3000 to utilize these poster to encourage people to register and vote. (To see all three winning posters and artists along with the rest of the Press Release click here.)


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  • 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

  • For more information please contact: 


       Dorothy Engelman  or Laura Smith

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