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Mayor Norton to Present Proclamation Declaring Minnesota Women's Suffrage Day

Post Date:09/04/2019 8:31 AM

Mayor Norton invites the community to join her and others on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. on the steps of City Hall (201 4th Street SE) as she presents a proclamation which recognizes and celebrates the 100 years anniversary of when Minnesota became the 15th state to sign into law the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.

Mayor Kim Norton shares, “As the first woman mayor of Rochester in its 165 history, I understand that change takes time. My service has been possible because of the efforts of so many before me paving the way to allow me this opportunity.  I’m proud to join in the recognition of the suffragettes who played such a significant role in our history of women’s rights and to celebrate 100 years of women’s votes.”

Immediately following the event, community members will leave from the Government Center for the State Capitol to continue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Minnesota’s ratification of the 19th amendment.  The League of Women Voters-Rochester is organizing a carpool the join the statewide celebration.