In spring 2018, a group of women friends got together for what we laughingly called the Power Hour, since we met at Mario’s Place in downtown Riverside over cocktails to talk about the lack of women in elected office. We discussed ways to encourage and support more women to run for office.
From those conversations came an idea to rally around the 19th Amendment, celebrating the ratification of the amendment that gave women the right to vote. We would use an annual anniversary event of the amendment as a way to showcase the great women leaders we currently have in office and to encourage more women to run.
This year’s Celebrate the 19th Amendment anniversary event will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Riverside Women’s Club.
We appreciate the support of our sponsors:
Emcee Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee visits with Charity Schiller and Michelle Ouellette from Best Best Krieger.
Photos provided by ©Lorrie Photography.