Elizabeth C Archuleta
Arizona is proud of our history as the 10th state to approve women’s suffrage by an overwhelmingly favorable vote in November 1912 & walking in the 2020 Rose Parade is an honor to represent all women & the beautiful multicultural diversity of Arizona.
I am an artist, activist and suffrage era nerd. I am on the road going to all 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment into law, working on a HUGE collaborative art and travel project called herflag.com. This is a dream come true to walk in this amazing parade.
Hester L Bell
Persistence lead to the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution & to the founding of the League of Women Voters. For 100 years, the non-partisan LWV has promoted the idea that “Democracy is not a spectator sport”. I am proud to walk in the footsteps of the suffragists & with League of Women Voters. We persist.
Today’s divisive political environment illustrates how incredibly important it is for everyone to exercise their right to vote & support meaningful change in our society. It is a privilege to participate in this year’s Rose Parade as a visual reminder of the brave women who risked their lives & freedom by fighting for all Americans, and in particular women, to have the ability to exercise the right to vote.
The entry in the Pasadena Rose Parade presents a perfect intersection of Ellen’s passions: women’s history, historical costuming and how it reflects society’s attitudes about women. and advocating for equality and respect of all people.. A resident of California, Ellen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a 46-year career. She specializes in domestic violence treatment.
Being a part of the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 group & celebration has been a rewarding experience. Being a women represents, Courage, Strength and Life. As a young woman of color in her 20s, I chose to honor those before me who fought so that I could exercise my 19th amendment right. And by being in this celebration, I hope I inspire the next generations to continue the work that is before us.
As an advocate for justice & equality, I am excited to be included in the Rose Parade to celebrate the efforts & tenacity of the women and men who, for decades, fought tirelessly for women’s rights to vote, & to affirm our continuing commitment to protect our voting rights. As both a lawyer involved in voter protection efforts & an avid fan of the Rose Parade, this event is an amazing opportunity for me to celebrate a cause about which I am passionate.
I am walking in the 2020 Rose Parade for my daughter, Natalie. I want her to know how thankful I am for the sacrifices the suffragists made to claim our right to vote, and how committed I am to the ongoing quest for gender equality in this world. I’m walking to experience and celebrate the joy of sisterhood. Votes for Women!
Charlotte “Char” Bland
I’m Honored to be an Out walker in the TOR 2020 Rose Parade walking representing our organization PACEF, a foundation to support educational & charitable activities for the benefit of the greater Pasadena community. Women change the conversation at the table when elected. African American women stood up and refused to be at the back! Together as allies, over the next decades & beyond we can PERSIST. VOTE 2020!
I am the Founder and Executive Director of the only website in the United States dedicated to encouraging Iranian-Americans in CA to register to vote and to learn more about the electoral process. I am honored to be apart of this historical event and to carry on the legacy of women who bravely fought for our right to vote.
I am honored to walk in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade representing the amazing women who fought for us to have the right to vote. Generations will forever be indebted to the courageous women who fought for each one of us. As we walk together let us remember the women at the heart of this event and their Power of Hope!.
Patricia Shapiro (Bourdeau)
Nearly 50 years ago, I’d listen to the radio and sing along with Helen Reddy’s “I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore…”, And now, I’m thrilled to be walking with 100 women as a suffragist in the 2020 Rose Parade.
Political involved is in my blood. My father also served as Iron County Assessor. My great-grandmother Lillian Dalley was 2nd vice president of Summit’s Women Suffrage Association. Utah was the first state in which a women, Saraph Young, voted. Utah elected the first female state senator, Martha Hughes Cannon. I am honored to represent a vast personal, local and state history. Supporting from home, my husband, Jeff, our children, Rashell, Shera, Jeff and Bailey, their spouses and our eight grandchildren.
The Pasadena 2020 Celebration is a tribute to the struggles and victory for passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. I participate to honor their legacy, to pay tribute to those still fighting for a more inclusive and just society and as a personal reminder that I must do my part for gender parity, environmental justice, and opportunities for future generations of women.
The suffragists made a monumental step toward having a voice in American politics when they won the right to vote on August 26, 1920. I am honored to be an Out Walker, and help to symbolically put an exclamation point on the suffragists’ achievement 100 years later when Pasadena Celebrates 2020, on January 1, 2020.
A Pasadena native & lifelong educator, I recently completed my MFA degree in Writing for Children. I write fiction & non-fiction stories featuring strong female characters and am committed that women and girls everywhere experience freedom, safety, autonomy, representation, and self-determination. I walk today in honor of Margaret Stevenson Scott, my great grandmother 10 generations removed, who was hanged for witchcraft in 1692 – the last execution of the Salem witchcraft trials. We’ve come a long way, ladies!
Catherine Alvarado Cilfone
I’m a 7th generation Texan and march to honor my grandmother, Maclovia Uresti Alvarado, one of the first women to vote in Texas in 1920. She told everyone, “I had my card to vote and I was going to vote and no one was gonna stop me.” Wish you were here Grandma Mac!
As a Fairfield, Connecticut resident and the Founding President of The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, I am proud to showcase our mission to Honor the pioneering women who came before us, Preserve their stories of struggle and triumph, Educate the public through women’s history and Inspire women and girls to be all that they can be. I walk for the daring women of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Anne C. Coon, from Rochester, New York, is proud to be representing the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. She is walking to honor the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and the “magnetic circle of reformers” who lived in New York State and dedicated their lives to abolition, suffrage, and education reform.
I have been involved with the League of Women Voters since 1975 and I know how important it is to participate in the democratic process. I never miss an election day and am always terribly dismayed when I hear someone say that they never vote. I want my participation in this celebration to help remind all parade viewers of the importance of this fundamental right and of what our foremothers sacrificed for it.
I participate as ” Out Walker” because this is a chance of a life time to Honor all the Women who suffer and die for the 19th amendment they had years of hope and Courage; they are in the History Books. Woman’s Clubs all over the world continue to make history and I will be making History by being part of the 2020 Rose Parade; this will be a memorable experience. I am happy and excited to be part of the 2020 Rose Parade.
Growing up in Pasadena, CA walking in the 2020 Pasadena Rose Parade is a dream come true, especially in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. I am walking in honor of my mother Anita Dietz, a strong woman who was my inspiration to stand for women’s rights and equality.
I am walking in the Rose Parade to honor the sacrifices made by our foremothers; to educate people about the need for full participation in our Democracy; and to inspire women to Use Your Voice! Use Your Vote! I live in Ventura County, CA.
I’m marching as an Out Walker not only to commemorate the hard-won fight of our sister suffragettes 100 years ago but also to continue that fight, as millions of Americans’ voices are still being silenced by tactics of voter suppression. Like the women who came a century before me, I believe the right to vote should be the right of every citizen, regardless of identity or party, and no person or system can take away that right with impunity.
Ruth Zeronian Edwards
I am proud to be honoring the Suffragettes by walking in this year’s Rose Parade. With all of the talk about women’s rights these days, it can be easy to lose sight of those that passionately and tirelessly gave of themselves to secure our right to vote, to have a voice. Nothing we have today would be possible without their courage, nor could we hope for more.
I am walking in the Pasadena 2020 Rose Parade because I want to honor the brave women and men before us who fought tirelessly to gain women the right to vote and because I want to raise awareness about the importance of making your voice heard and participating in our democracy.
I am proud to commemorate the work of my great-great-grandmother, Catharine Waugh McCulloch. In 1913, McCulloch’s legislation granting Illinois women the right to vote finally passed, making Illinois the first state east of the Mississippi to give women the right to vote. She was an integral part of the national campaign for passage of the 19th Amendment and celebrated when Illinois became the first state to ratify it in 1919 and pass it in 1920.
Voting in this, my chosen country, is something I cherish. Having worked for women’s equality for the last 20 years, this opportunity spoke to me as a wonderful marker of the privilege to vote.
Representing ZONTA, a 100-year-old international organization with a mission to “Empower women worldwide through service and advocacy”, Karen salutes the early Zontians who were all instrumental in the fight for women’s suffrage.
I am so excited to be a part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. As a teacher, I feel as if I am literally making history come alive.
I am thrilled to be representing our foremother suffragettes in the 2020 Rose Parade as we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for securing our basic right to vote. Despite the passage of 100 years, this celebration reminds us all of the many challenges we still face and how women need to work together to achieve our communal success.
Brandy’s walk represents women who drive innovation and take themselves, their families, and their communities to the next level. She represents the Utah Association of Counties and women who understand that actually, they can make a difference!
I’m walking to commemorate the unique place that Arkansas holds in the history of the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement. Arkansas was the first non-suffrage state to allow women to vote in primary elections (1917) and the 12th state to ratify the 19th Amendment (07/28/1919), one of a few Southern states to do so.
Deborah l. Hughes
With a grateful heart for those whose courage, persistence, and sacrifice have gotten us this far, I’m marching because I believe in the hope and the promise of a republic that is truly of the people, by the people, for ALL the people. Our work is not finished.
Cheri Helt is a working mom, small business owner, public education leader and Oregon State Representative. While serving on the local school board, she approved the construction of four new schools, new safety entrances, and increased graduation rates by 10%. Cheri uses her voice to continue her advocacy for education, increase the supply of affordable housing, and lead independently through pragmatic, common-sense policies.”
Emily M Jones
Having been born 72 years ago when women’s highest aspirations were stifled, I wish to celebrate the tireless courage and passion of suffragist women who opened the doors for me to be the first in my family to attend college and eventually become Director of Research at Eastman Kodak Co.
Walking in the 2020 Rose Parade with the Suffrage float as a representative of Suffrage100MA and Massachusetts is a great honor and opportunity to pay tribute to the many Suffragists of Massachusetts in particular, whose participation was critical to the success of the effort: Abigail Adams, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglas, Lucy Stone, Susana B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and so many more.
I want to be part of this event so that I can share it with my U.S. History students. Participating in this parade will help bring the suffrage movement alive for my students.
My name is Emily Lewellen and I live in Indiana. I wanted to walk as a part of the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float because the moment in history we are celebrating means a great deal to me. The passing of the 19th Amendment was a milestone in history that affected every woman in the United States and it deserves to be celebrated in a fantastic way.
Lindsey P .Horvath
I’m especially honored to participate in the 2020 Rose Parade delegation representing the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment. Having a voice in our democracy through the vote has allowed many important legislative gains to protect and empower women in our society. Visibility in the parade provides an opportunity for awareness of the advances that have been made, as well as for education on the ways we still need to create a more equitable playing field for all women and girls.
I am walking to celebrate the historic 19th Amendment Centennial with pride and reverence to many (s)heroes of women suffrage, especially the many unknown women of color suffragists.
Nancie is walking as an out walker to represent the strong women who achieved the vote in honor of her mother, Alice Lopez Velotta.
I am thrilled to represent my home state of Minnesota and thrilled to be celebrating the 100th year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Every time I vote, I think of the women who fought for this right, who died for this right, I carry them with me to the polls and I will never not vote as it’s my duty, honor and privilege.
I represent the State of Wyoming. In my everyday life, I advance gender equity for women and girls through the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and look forward to celebrating the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with Pasadena 2020.
Tara is thrilled to participate in the 2019 Rose Parade float celebrating 100 years of The 19th Amendment. In another important presidential election year, the message of this float serves as a reminder of the struggle women endured to gain this invaluable democratic tool.
The float represents everything I have worked for my entire life – equal pay and justice for myself and other women, able to do so now as an attorney, thanks to the suffragettes.
Diana Peterson-More is a lifelong feminist and pioneer in the workplace and community groups, having been the first in numerous positions. Diana was raised by a woman ahead of her time – a college educated confident professional, community volunteer, mother and grandmother. Diana’s mother, Eleanor McCullough More was born in 1920, and Diana is honoring her legacy today. Her sash states “Remembering Eleanor More.”
Carolyn Heijn Peth
Carolyn has always been an active volunteer in her community, a world traveler, believer in lifelong learning, and an admirer of valiant women who came before her. Carolyn is proud to pass on her mother’s legacy of strength and self-reliance to her strong daughters and spirited granddaughters. She marches today in honor of her mother, grandmothers, and 62 plus great-grandmothers, who were born without the guarantee of universal suffrage.
It is my honor as the President of the San Gabriel Valley Section, National Council of Negro Women Incorporated, to be apart of Pasadena Celebrates 2020. This event is particularly significant because I have the opportunity to represent the many African American women such as Mary Mcleod Bethune, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Maria W. Stewart, Henrietta Purvis, Harriet Forten Purvis, Sarah Remond, and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, who fought for and contributed significantly to the Women’s Suffrage Movement.
I want to be apart of this event to honor the courageous women that fought for our right to vote & to celebrate an historical movement. This movement proves when women stand together, we can accomplish great things.
I have wanted to be in the parade since I can remember. My maternal grandmother was the daughter of immigrants from Sweden and she rode in the 1905 Rose Parade. Being that it is the 100 year celebration of the 19th amendment made it to hard to resist!
I want to walk to celebrate woman’s suffrage and to raise awareness for continued equity for woman in America and the world.
Ms. Snortland as a longtime human rights activist and journalist, marches proudly in honor of her grandmothers who were married with children before they could vote. She also marches for her descendants’ rights to vote.
What an opportunity this is to honor the suffragists and honor the right to vote! I walk as a representative of the Victor Valley Women’s Club, San Bernardino District and member of the GFWC/CFWC.
I’m personally proud to walk and represent our Great Grandmothers and Great Aunts, who were Suffragettes, that paved the way for their future Great Granddaughters and Great Nieces. What better way to do so then right here at the Pasadena Rose Parade.
My name is Brenda Terzian and I was born and raised in Ventura County, California about 1 hour from Pasadena and I have never been to the Rose Parade, however, I watch it every year on TV. I can’t wait to experience it!!
Margaret G Van Acker
I am walking to recognize and celebrate those who fought for women’s right to vote. I hope we inspire others to treasure these rights and to get out and vote!
This event has always been a dream of mine to participate in. From when I was young I remember volunteering with my mom to decorate the floats with some family friends and that has carried into now having the opportunity to walk the route and be someone representing an incredible group of professional women and business people and live my dream while doing it!
My dance company, Power Source Dance, participated in the Doo Dah Parade, and I began thinking, now I want to be in the Rose Parade. For many years I’ve viewed the floats and watched the Parade, and it’s a pleasure to be able to participate in it this year. Now I can say I’ve done both Pasadena parades. I am doubly excited because I will be walking with my mother! Together we will be celebrating the New Year, a new decade, and 100 Years of Women Win the Right to Vote.
Lee Anne Wentz
I am marching in gratitude to the women who tirelessly marched 100 years ago for Women’s Right to VOTE despite being slandered, jailed, brutalized and force-fed by men who didn’t want to share power with women and tried to prevent us from having control of our own lives and a say in who leads us and what type of society we want to live in. Today I march in celebration of this great and precious victory on behalf of my family.
I am a member of the LA County Commission on Women. My maternal grandmother was in an arranged marriage and immigrated to the United States from Albania in 1928, where she was not allowed to learn how to read & write; my paternal grandmother was the executive assistant & office manager to a powerful Congressman, Andy Jacobs, in Indiana. These two women, from worlds apart, helped shape me into the woman I am today, and I knew immediately that I wanted to participate in honoring them, knowing they will both be equally proud, watching from above.
Marilynne Garrison Kennedy Wilander
This is such an exciting year celebrating the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote and this is also the first year that my two oldest grandchildren Leah Kennedy, and Elliot Kennedy, will be voting. The Rose Parade is a great opportunity to show the world that the right to vote is essential….and must be protected. I want to share my passion for voting rights with the thousands who will be along the parade and watching on TV.
Geneva is a high school student and she is walking because she wants people of her generation to know about the importance of the suffrage movement. She is part of three generations of women from her family participating as an out walker.
Serene is a women’s history teacher and is walking in honor of her late grandmother, Alice Lopez Velotta, who was born 1 year after the ratification of the 19th amendment. She is part of three generations of women from her family participating as an out walker.
Kimberly Rosander Plater
It will be a momentous day for me to return to Pasadena, my hometown and be a part of a history making day celebrating the achievements of suffragists. It is an opportunity to continue “writing women back into history” and acknowledging those who led the way and those who continue the fight for equality.
My parents have watched the parade faithfully in person and on television for more than four decades. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to march in the parade and share this moment with them.
I am so proud to have been chosen by the Living Beauty Foundation to represent the women cancer survivors supported by this wonderful group and to follow in the footsteps of suffragists throughout the world. My profound wish is to inspire all who view our float to exercise their privilege and get out and VOTE!
Gina L. Mulligan
While researching women’s suffrage for my novel, Remember the Ladies, I developed a deep gratitude for the women who fought with courage for the freedoms we enjoy. I walk in honor of them and my charity, Girls Love Mail, that gives hand-written letters to women with breast cancer.
Shé Shé R. Yancy
I want to walk in the Rose Parade honoring suffragettes because I feel that it’s vitally important that we never forget the sacrifices that those who came before us have made so that we may enjoy the rights they fought and in some cases, died for. Further, as an African American woman, I feel that we must teach our children the roles that All women have played in the fight for equal rights.
Daniella is proud to represent one of the first 36 states to ratify the 19th Amendment in the 2020 Rose Parade. She dedicates her participation to her mother, daughter, sister, grandmothers, aunts, and daughter-in-law, and to women and girls everywhere. Empower women and girls: your community will be stronger, wealthier, and healthier!
I march today in honor of my mother and grandmothers who taught me the value of being an informed voter and working to remove barriers in this country to ensure eligible citizens get to vote and have a voice.
It is my privilege to march with the Years of Hope, Years of Courage float to represent my hometown of Johnstown, New York, the birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. May my participation honor the courageous women who came before me, the extraordinary women of my family and my community, the wise women of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, and the young women that I teach.
I am from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s hometown and I’ve always felt strongly about women’s rights. I do work through a nonprofit (Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Ass.) that helps women in need as well as promoting ECS and local tourism. By walking in the parade behind the float celebrating Women’s Suffrage, I’ll feel like I’m a part of an historical era and honoring Elizabeth’s legacy.
I am walking to represent and honor my wife, Miranda, my daughters, Elinor and Annabel, and my mother-in-law, Nan Johnson, for her lifelong dedication to women’s rights and her vision for this celebration. I also walk in memory and honor of suffragists past, including Kate Heffelfinger (a relative of Nan’s), whose courage and sacrifice moved society forward.”
I love a parade. My first was as a girl scout walking in the Memorial Day parade in Wilton, CT. In 1982, I organized an ERA parade in Century City, CA with 10,000 people, kids and dogs. So, participating in the Rose Bowl parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote was a must do, for me.
I treasure the experience of seeing an idea become reality and knowing I was part of it and that I helped other women of color participate.
As a politically engaged young woman, I am honored to be commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by representing Rider University and the state of New Jersey. I am proud to be marching in Pasadena Celebrates 2020 to represent my school and build upon the legacy of so many suffragists who ensured I would have the right to vote and pursue a career in government today.
I researched the Kansas woman suffrage movement for my PhD and gained an appreciation for the state from studying these courageous women. Having the opportunity to represent Kansas in the Rose Parade is the perfect culmination of many years of research on suffrage.
As the President of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites I am honored to be part of the grand tradition of the Tournament of Rose Parade to honor our suffrage foremothers. My goal is to network with other parade Out Walkers enabling us to use our shared passion to inspire a new generation of women leaders to grasp the legendary torch and continue to demand equal rights for all.
Dr. Kimberly Salter
I want to be part of this historic event in gratitude for all the women who fought for my right to vote but never got the opportunity themselves. The least I can do is walk in their footsteps.
Cynthia Sanders ( Cindy )
The General Federation of Women’s Club emblem was approved in 1920. The design shows a crusader’s shield signifying enlightenment, emerging from the darkened world and courage for eternity. The GFWC currently has 80,000 members worldwide with a motto “Unity in Diversity”. This organization was instrumental in helping women to win the right to vote. It is an honor to represent the GFWC at this year’s Rose Bowl Parade.
Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle
Even though Negro women were not included in the 1920 voting rights act, these brave women stood in the face of threats, abuse and jail to spread awareness of unequal treatment. My grandmother and mother weren’t allowed to cast their first vote until a century later in 1965. I am a proud African American woman walking in the memory of my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother, who were all born in Birmingham, Alabama.