Women's Rights

Celebrating 100 Years of Women Voting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Women throughout New Mexico and around the country will convene in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on our virtual stage on August 26, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. As we come together to commemorate this milestone for women utilizing a Constitutional platform to focus on civil rights and social justice for women, we emphasize the importance of having every women who is eligible to vote to be engaged in lifting the well-being of women by exercising this right in 2020.

One focus and action of this event is to mobilize and energize 18-year old women to get registered and to vote in the 2020 Elections.

Schedule of Celebration Events

Virtual Stage Events

Welcome Kick-off by Diane Gibson, City Councilor – District 7.

Moderator – Jessica Helen Lopez, 2014 Poet Laureate, City of Albuquerque

•19th Amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United State or by any state on account of sex.

Special Guests:

Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Congresswoman Xochital Torres Small, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Olivia Friedman, Author of 2020 and Beyond, The Next 100 Years, Pamelya Herndon, CEO KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, Sylvia Ramos, Activist, writer and Author -Martha Burk
Entertainers and Performers– Rayetta Baty, Songbird of the Southwest – Gospel Singer, Chloe Nixon, 16-year-old – Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Brenda Ortega, Singer,Mary Oishi, 2020 Poet Laureate – City of Albuquerque, Ebony Isis Booth, Poet, All Chola and Two Stoned Betties and
Mercedez Holtry, Live Painters – Adelina Cruz and Celeste Spoken Garcia, Poet Emily Jaramillo (Isleta Pueblo), Poet Sarita Sol Gonzalez (Chicana), DJ Vanessa Bowen (Dine), Crystal Zamora (Chicana Mexica), Sena Cuffee, Slam Poet

Sponsors: KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, AAUW, NM Rape Crisis Center, Santa Fe NOW, Santa Fe County, League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Guiterrez Hubbell House, Councilor Diane Gibson, and RepresentUs.