A rally is being planned to celebrate June 10, 1919, the date that Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
In cooperation with LWV Dane County, plans are in place for a march around Capitol Square in Madison at noon on Sunday, June 23 to raise awareness of the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin’s symbolic “first to ratify” action. Marchers will gather by the Forward statue on the Capitol Square to hear speakers and engage in family friendly activities. League members will be on hand to assist with voter registration. Inside the Capitol rotunda, visitors will have the opportunity to view a suffrage display created by the Wisconsin Historical Society.