Knox County Democratic Women’s first annual Women’s Equality Day event to take place on the Mount Vernon Square, August 26th, 2020 from 6-7pm. Women’s Equality Day was recognized nationally in 1971 . This year’s celebration is especially important as it is the 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment, ensuring a woman’s right to vote. We will have a few speakers (to be announced) and music by Courtney DeCosky. We have also asked, with the help of Councilwoman Julia Warga, a proclamation be made by the City of Mount Vernon, to officially observe August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.
We will also have voter registration.
In conjunction with this event, we are launching a fundraiser, t-shirts will be available for $20. These shirts will be royal blue with white lettering. The t-shirt will say “vote” with the “o” being the symbol for female. Orders need to be submitted to me by August 10th to ensure the shirts will be ready by the 26th (you can email, text, or call me to order and arrange payment, see below). Shirts are being printed locally at T-Shirt Express and are uni-sex regarding sizing. Shirts are made in America and union endorsed.
Masks and social distancing will be strongly encouraged.
Please join us, purchase and wear a t-shirt, and bring a sign, August 26th, to celebrate a women’s right to vote!