19th Amendment Silent Vigil
The anniversary of the full adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution is August 26th, Women’s Equality Day.
We will join the League of Women Voters of South Carolina on the steps of the Capitol dressed in suffrage attire (not required) and spaced 6 to 9 feet apart (socially distant and wearing masks) in silent vigil. The intent is to pay homage to the suffragists who stood in silent protest in the 1910s in front of the White House to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support votes for women.
Please arrive at the Capitol steps facing Gervais Street between 9:30 and 10:15. The vigil will begin at 10:30 and end at 12:30. The plan is to be short, simple, and COVID safe.
An official photograph will be taken early in the vigil for everyone (still socially distant) to be in a group picture. LWV and “Register to Vote” banners and signs will be present. Other signs, within the rules of the permit, will be allowed. Recall that the League is vociferously nonpartisan.
VOTE411.org team members will attend with signs and information and a scaled-down voter registration table. The LWV of South Carolina has published a book entitled “In Her Shoes” which will be available for purchase. All League members are welcomed to attend the event. Everyone is invited to attend.