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LWV to Ring in 2020 in the Rose Parade®

The League of Women Voters leaders will ride on a Rose Parade float to commemorate women’s suffrage 

WASHINGTON & Pasadena, CA – The League of Women Voters is proud to announce the League will be featured on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float in the Rose Parade on January 1, 2020.  

“Like the League of Women Voters, the Rose Parade is an iconic tradition and it is an honor to participate as we kick off our centennial year,” said Chris Carson, president of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “As a life-long Californian, the parade has a special place in my heart. I am looking forward to kicking-off 2020 by celebrating the brave suffrage women who fought for the right to vote.”  

New Years’ Day 2020 marks the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, and this year’s theme is ‘The Power of Hope’. 

“As we ring in 2020, the League of Women Voters is proud to celebrate the power of women,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off this important election year than by honoring the activists who came before us and encouraging every eligible voter to make sure they are ready to cast their ballots in 2020.”  

Riding along League president Chris Carson and League CEO Virginia Kase, the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float will include a “Bouquet of Suffrage Descendants” - those in direct line to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and Fredrick Douglass. 

“Pasadena Celebrates 2020 is honored to have the League of Women Voters participate with us in this Historic event and Celebration of Women Winning the right to vote,” said Sylvia Guerrero, Executive Committee member of Pasadena Celebrates 2020. “We Celebrate and honor the League’s 100th Year Anniversary in empowering voters and moving our democracy forward. We acknowledge their history of growing out of Woman Suffrage politics and are excited to have the LWV join us for this momentous occasion, as Notable Women on our centennial woman suffrage on the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float: Years of Hope. Years of Courage.”  

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