Donate $19.20 in Honor of the 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment was ratified one hundred and one years ago on Aug. 18, 1920. The League of Women Voters was born in the wake of the women’s suffrage movement, designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibility as voters.
It is evident that while the 19th Amendment guaranteed “a citizen’s right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” a great many women were left out. It wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, where discriminatory practices such as literacy tests were outlawed, that black women could truly participate. That scope of protection for American Indians, Asian Americans, Alaskan Natives, and those of Spanish heritage took another ten years, finally guaranteed by the 1975 extension to the VRA.
While not perfect, the 19th Amendment was the beginning. In honor of this momentous piece of legislation, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa invites you to celebrate with a donation of $19.20 this Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30, 2021.
Help us reach our goal of 101 contributors!
Create a Fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa and get a minimum of 10 friends or followers to donate $19.20 (or more) by end of day on November 30, 2021 (Giving Tuesday). Free year League membership to the individual who raises the highest amount of money!
Board of Trustees Challenge:
Each trustee is tasked with getting a minimum of 10 friends and acquaintances to donate $19.20 (or more) for Giving Day 2021!
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. (source)