Mayor John Marchione (pictured) has declared Sunday, August 26 Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Inspired by the Mayor’s proclamation, local community group Eastside Democratic Women are hosting a Women’s Equality Day celebration at the Old Redmond Community Center on August 26 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The event features a panel discussion with women candidates and officials from across the state, including Congressional candidate Suzan DelBene, Secretary of State candidate Kathleen Drew, State Senate candidate Maureen Judge, Redmond City Councilwoman Kim Allen, and State House candidate Noel Frame.
“Our goal is to create a community-building event that inspires more women to participate at every level of the political process,” said Elizabeth Canning, Chair of Eastside Democratic Women. “We have an incredible history of women in politics here in Washington State, and we want to build on that legacy.”
Redmond City Councilwoman Kim Allen will represent the city in a public reading of the Mayor’s proclamation. Following the opening proclamation, the panel discussion will focus on the current state of women in politics and the challenges women still face in today’s political arena. A political information fair featuring a wide range of organizations and campaigns will follow the discussion, including Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Fuse Washington.
Old Redmond Community Center is located at:
16600 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052