You Are Invited to Women’s Equality Day Celebration

Saturday, August 26 11:30 - 1:00 Tyler Public Library, 201 South College Ave.   Recognizing the Honorable Judge Carol Clarke with the LWV  Making Democracy Work Award   Admission free. Box lunch orders available thru Aug. 18. Purchase lunch by debit or credit card below.

August 26th the League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County will celebrate the 97th  anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. The August 26th celebration takes place from 11:30 AM  to 1 PM at the Taylor Auditorium, Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College, in Tyler. 

League members and guests will recognize the Honorable Carole Clark, Judge of the 321st District Family Court, for her leadership and her advocacy for Smith County's children.  ​The event also will

  • Honor the men and women who labored to pass the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women the right to vote
  • Show how the woman suffrage struggle ties to voting right issues of today
  • Support the men and women who work now to ensure widespread voting
  • Enjoy an event with other community leaders committed to Making Democracy Work

This year's celebration is family-oriented--children are welcome with a parent or guardian--and will include a boxed lunch "picnic."  Admission is free but boxed lunches must be purchased from the League before August 18th to ensure proper delivery.  Boxed lunches for the event may be ordered by downloading this form. or by debit or credit card using the menus and the Buy Now buttons below.

​“What makes Women's Equality Day so inspiring," says League President,  Marilyn Wills, "is that it marks the historical turning point in the US for more equal treatment of women and women's rights."

  RSVP by Aug. 18  To register with debit or credit card, use menu below for lunch selections then use Buy Now buttons to pay. Buttons take you to Paypal web site. Scroll to "Pay with Debit or Credit Card." No need to log in to Paypal. Or download lunch form here.

Questions:For more information about this event, contact the League at or 903-597-9111 

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How Did Women's Equality Day Begin?

At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”

The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.