The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of when women began to vote in Utah and in the modern nation.
It also marks both the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote throughout the United States, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, protecting voting rights of women and men of racial minorities. When it comes to women in politics and voting, Utah has some special history! We were the first state to grant women the right to vote and the first to elect a woman as state senator. Utah’s own suffragist Emmaline B. Wells met four U.S. presidents!
What is Better Days 2020?
Better Days 2020 works to popularize women’s history in creative and communal ways to initiate conversations about the future of Utah women. Better Days 2020’s goals are to:
- Use art, education and legislation to infuse awareness of our illustrious women’s history into the Utah culture of today.
- Give Utahans the knowledge and tools to take control of the national narrative about women in Utah.
- Strengthen Utah’s business, political, and educational communities by supporting and encouraging women’s aspirations.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
- Learn about women’s history through Better Days Events, like their “Party Like It’s 1870,” the Utah women’s history festival at Heritage Park on September 7th. Get tickets here. Check out the invitation below for a 25% off discount code!
- Volunteer or become a Partner of Better Days 2020.
- Support Better Days 2020 through a charitable Donation or by making a purchase in their Shop.