Who: The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, local elected officials and community members; some will be costumed in suffragette-era attire.
What: Houston’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration and fundraiser for voter education resources will feature a movie theater-themed reception, HERstory lesson on the suffrage movement in Houston by Nancy Sims, Senior Vice President of Pierpont Communications, and screening of the 2015 major motion picture, “Suffragette,” starring Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. Join the conversation at #LWVRoars!
When: Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:30-6:30 pm – Reception
6:30-6:50 pm – Program featuring Miya Shay and Nancy Sims, presentation of a proclamation by Representative Gene Wu
6:50-8:30 pm – Movie screening
Where: Rice Media Center, located on the Rice University Campus at the Corner of University Blvd and Stockton (entrance 8)
Why: August 26, 2016 marks the 96 th anniversary of the ratification of the 19 the Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area celebrates this anniversary by putting the PARTY in NONPARTISAN, with a fundraiser to benefit voter education resources, like the “Voters Guide to the Candidates” for the November 2016 election.
Photo Opportunities: Attendees will mix and mingle at a movie theater-themed reception, walk the red carpet and sign the “Equality Wall” with messages about what access to voting means to them. Rice Student volunteers and some attendees will be dressed in Suffragette-inspired fashion.
Interview Opportunities: Aimee Mobley Turney, President of the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area will be available to discuss get out the vote
Roaring Women Women’s Equality Day Celebration Benefiting the efforts, voter education and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment on the morning of August 25 and at the event.
The League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund, a nonpartisan organization, encourages informed and active civic participation in government and increased understanding of major public policy issues.