2016 Projects and Events


Celebrate-the-Vote Festival
September 3, 2016
Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM – St. Louis Public Library – 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Parade – Music – Speakers – Festival
A parade and festival celebrating the centennial of the Saint Louis Suffragists of 1916 and honoring the women of today.  There will be girl bands, art, food, speakers, voter registration, shopping, and fun.  Come celebrate this historic event and let us cheer on the next generation of American women leaders!


Background:  In 1916 over 3,000 suffragists converged on Saint Louis, Missouri, in the sweltering heat during the Democratic convention that was poised to re-nominate Woodrow Wilson as President.  Their sole demand was a plank in the party platform in support of women’s suffrage.  Wearing white dresses and golden sashes that said “Votes For Women,” they lined the street where the delegates would walk from their hotel to the convention center.  The impact of these women, who formed a walk-less, talk-less parade – sometimes called The Golden Lane – was enormous.  They accomplished their objective and got the plank on the platform.

The event is being organized by the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis, the St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis’ original search engine), Rebecca Now & Then, and the Missouri History Museum.  Sponsors include Webster University and AAUW (empowering women since 1881).  You can be a sponsor.  Contact the League’s office for sponsorship levels at (314) 961-6869 or email league@LWVstl.org.  Your contribution is tax deductible.

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AAUW St. Louis Presents

A Legislative Action Forum – on Sexual Assault,
Right-to-Work, and Minimum Wage
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 10 am – noon
Grace Methodist Church, St. Louis, MO

AAUW St. Louis is hosting a three person panel forum with a moderator. The topics are Legislative Actions at the National, State and Local levels.

NationalSexual AssaultDivine Shelton, Field Representative for Senator Claire McCaskill, will discuss the status of the bill Campus Accountability and Safety Act and other efforts to combat sexual violence.

StateRight to Work – Presenter – Joe Keaveny, Missouri Senator, District 4, City of St. Louis

LocalMinimum Wage – Presenter – Lyda Krewson, Alderwoman for Ward 28, City of St. Louis.

Each speaker will share for about 30 minutes, and then there will be a moderated discussion. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Light refreshments will be served.

Program Themes and Purpose:

Because 2016 is a national election year, the St. Louis Branch is choosing to focus its Feb 2016 event on informing members and interested guests on key legislation that is currently under debate at the national, state, and local levels.

We hope this program will get people engaged and inspired to actively work in these legislative areas.  At the end of the program, we will ask people to sign up for follow-up interest groups for each of these areas.  The StL AAUW Branch will coordinate ongoing needed action in these areas up through the date of the national election in November 2016.

Location:  Grace United Methodist Church, 6199 Waterman Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112  (2 blocks north of Washington University campus).  Parking lot is one block north of the church at McPherson and Skinker.   Get Directions

This event is free, but registration is requested.  We prefer on-line registration if possible.
Register At – http://aauwstlfeb2016forum.eventzilla.net/
Call (314) 727-9918 if you have questions or to register by phone.