WIG AT WORK: August 2020
August is National Women's Suffrage Month!
State Legislators and WIG Board Members wearing their Suffrage Sashes:
Sen. Stacey Guerin
Women In Government
Rep. Cindy Ryu (pictured left)
Vice Chair, Women In Government
Sen. Nancy Todd (pictured right)
Immediate Past Chair
Women In Government
Rep. Lauren Matsumoto
Treasurer, Women In Government
WIG is celebrating the Women's Suffrage Centennial all year long!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote thanks to Tennessee ratifying the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920. A re-enactment took place on August 18, 2020 in the Tennessee House Chamber. Click here to watch!

In honor of this celebration, WIG hosted a #WIGTwitterWatchParty for
The Vote PBS. Check out WIG's Twitter feed of this event by clicking here.
To learn more about what this event entailed, click here!

Lucy Gettman, Executive Director of Women In Government participated as a panelist for Mom's In The House Caucus - a Suffrage Centennial Forum on the Political History and Power of Moms event on July 22, 2020.

To view the recording of this event click here!
Women State Legislators Go To The Conventions
Senator Gloria Butler (GA)
Southern Regional Director
Women In Government Board of Directors
Senator Stacey Guerin (ME)
Women In Government Board of Directors
WIG congratulates two of our national Board of Directors who were appointed Delegates for their respective party conventions: WIG Chair Senator Stacy Guerin (R-ME) for the RNC convention and Southern Regional Director Senator Gloria Butler (D-GA) for the DNC convention. Follow WIG’s website and social media for updates on the Life of a Delegate in 2020 throughout August.
The 2020 conventions may go down as the most unique in history, given the pandemic’s impact on travel and engagement. While primarily virtual, the conventions remain showcases for current and emerging leaders. Women In Government is a nonpartisan organization that celebrates women political leadership.

Follow along with these delegates by checking out these WIG social media accounts!
Tim Storey
NCSL Executive Director
Did you miss State Of Play? Check out the available resources from this event!
Featuring: Tim Storey, Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Date & Time: August 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Click here to access the available resources!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
WIG recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month and has many resources for you including podcasts, PSA's, and more.

Want to hear from women state legislators on the importance of vaccines? Click here!
2020 is the year of the census!
WIG has information and resources for you on how to conduct a full and complete census in spite of COVID-19.

Click here to learn more!
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