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Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial

We’re honoring the work of those who fought for women's right to vote by calling for increased civic engagement throughout Greater Boston in 2020.

The Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial is a special project within Women’s Advancement. We’re commemorating 100 years since Massachusetts became the eighth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment enabled women to vote in federal and state elections. We hope Bostonians will learn about the activism and hard work it took to win recognition for the right to vote. We want to inspire you to take part in our democracy fully.

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Suffrage suggested reading list

Special thanks to Eileen Sherman at the Boston Public Library for creating a wonderful reading list on women's suffrage!

Suffrage reading list

Watch: Mayor's International Women's Day message

Project background

About the project

The Greater Boston Women's Vote Centennial is a special project within the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. We're kicking off a year of commemorations celebrating 100 years since the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, enabling women to vote.

Barbara Lee Family Foundation

This special project is made possible with funding by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. The foundation's core belief is that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.

Suffrage Poster Exhibition

Congratulations to the winners!

  • First Prize: $250 cash, plus image to appear in Dig Boston: Melissa Pandina
  • Second Prize: $150 cash: Ari Hauben
  • Third Prize: Tie - two winners at $50 each: Dara Herman Zierlein and Peter Zierlein
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