WEST HOLLYWOOD—On August 26, the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board celebrated the 94th anniversary of the Women’s suffrage rights.
Women gained the right to vote when the 19th amendment was ratified to the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920.
Women’s Equality Day started at 6:00 p.m. and carried on until 9:00 p.m. The celebration consisted of guest speakers such as television personality Keltie Knight from CBS’s â€œThe Insiderâ€ and Elizabeth Ralston, President of the League of Women voters.
The event also consisted of the theatrical performance of â€œShe’s Historyâ€ by cultural historian Amy Simon, a reception, video shorts, a â€œWhat does Women’s Equality Mean To You?â€ photo wall, voter registration and election information, and a raffle featuring prizes from local business. Proceeds from the benefit will go to the West Hollywood Youth Scholarship Fund.
The event was located at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers & Auto Court located on 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.