About The Celebration

Pasadena Celebrates 2020, this important Centennial, not only for its history but also for the present and future which this Amendment guarantees — the Right to Vote. We want to create a Centennial year where the story of the Suffrage Movement is revealed and those courageous and committed suffragists are brought out of invisibility.

Pasadena Celebrates 2020 is in a unique position to kick off this Centennial year with a float in the Tournament of Roses parade on January 1, 2020, a parade seen round the world. The Float’s theme is Years of Hope. Years of Courage; it will portray the long history to win the right to vote and its cardinal figures. Floats and parades were a major hallmark of how women brought attention to their cause. Parades were held in both large cities and small towns; suffrage floats were dramatic and stunning, featuring floral displays, art, and the constant demand for the Right to Vote. Our 2020 Float and presence in the Tournament of Roses Parade continues that tradition and illuminates this victory of equality.

About The Celebration

Pasadena Celebrates 2020, this important Centennial, not only for its history but also for the present and future which this Amendment guarantees — the Right to Vote. We want to create a Centennial year where the story of the Suffrage Movement is revealed and those courageous and committed suffragists are brought out of invisibility.

Pasadena Celebrates 2020 is in a unique position to kick off this Centennial year with a float in the Tournament of Roses parade on January 1, 2020, a parade seen round the world. The Float’s theme is Years of Hope. Years of Courage; it will portray the long history to win the right to vote and its cardinal figures. Floats and parades were a major hallmark of how women brought attention to their cause. Parades were held in both large cities and small towns; suffrage floats were dramatic and stunning, featuring floral displays, art, and the constant demand for the Right to Vote. Our 2020 Float and presence in the Tournament of Roses Parade continues that tradition and illuminates this victory of equality.

To this goal of a Rose Parade Float to commemorate the establishment of Women’s Right to Vote, the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 planning committee was formed to unite individuals, groups, organizations and government agencies for support of this float. Our first meeting on Jan 30th drew almost 100 diverse enthusiasts, fired up to work for the Float and for subsequent events in the centennial year, 2020.

Please join us in this Celebration! Together with the men and women in every state, the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 initiative will promote pride in, and dedication to the words of the 19th amendment, by shining light on the struggle for political equality, women’s history. and those individuals who worked for justice and the Right to Vote.

Into 2020 the Rose Parade Float will be the inspiration and encouragement for individuals and groups to sponsor events, activities, and presentations such as concerts, plays, musical events, museum and library exhibits, educational projects in schools and colleges. Americans will learn about, and celebrate, this important milestone for women and America.

To this goal of a Rose Parade Float to commemorate the establishment of Women’s Right to Vote, the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 planning committee was formed to unite individuals, groups, organizations and government agencies for support of this float. Our first meeting on Jan 30th drew almost 100 diverse enthusiasts, fired up to work for the Float and for subsequent events in the centennial year, 2020.

Please join us in this Celebration! Together with the men and women in every state, the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 initiative will promote pride in, and dedication to the words of the 19th amendment, by shining light on the struggle for political equality, women’s history. and those individuals who worked for justice and the Right to Vote.

Into 2020 the Rose Parade Float will be the inspiration and encouragement for individuals and groups to sponsor events, activities, and presentations such as concerts, plays, musical events, museum and library exhibits, educational projects in schools and colleges. Americans will learn about, and celebrate, this important milestone for women and America.

You too can be a part of this celebration and a part of history. We hope that you will join us in some ways. Clink on the boxes below to volunteer and to donate.

We are seeking Corporate, Business and Foundation Sponsors, as well as individuals through a “Grass Roots” campaign on our website and in social media. We want this to be “everyone’s float”, unique to the Tournament, but a Symbol for “All” Americans.

We have partnered with the National Women’s History Alliance in order to collect donations under their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, recruited the NWHA and the National Women’s Hall of Fame as Honorary National Council Members and have received support from different individuals and organizations, who have also agreed to be host committee members.

You too can be a part of this celebration and a part of history. We hope that you will join us in some ways. Clink on the boxes below to volunteer and to donate.

We are seeking Corporate, Business and Foundation Sponsors, as well as individuals through a “Grass Roots” campaign on our website and in social media. We want this to be “everyone’s float”, unique to the Tournament, but a Symbol for “All” Americans.

We have partnered with the National Women’s History Alliance in order to collect donations under their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, recruited the NWHA and the National Women’s Hall of Fame as Honorary National Council Members and have received support from different individuals and organizations, who have also agreed to be host committee members.

The 19th Amendment: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

2020 Tournament of Roses Theme: The Power Of Hope

“With hope-anything in fact, everything is possible. Hope is more than simply the possibility of fulfillment. Hope is dignity and respect, joy and happiness, aspiration and achievement. Hope never quits. Through hope, we can aspire to be our best and in turn inspire those around us to reach higher.”

-Laura Farber 2019-2020 President of the Tournament of Roses

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