Friday, October 14, 2011

California Suffrage Rally

On October 1st, a Rally for Suffrage was held on the Placer County Courthouse steps in Auburn to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in California. Many of those in attendance let their voices be heard in favor of Women’s Suffrage, though there were a few anti-suffragists as well. Auburn City Council Woman Bridgette Powers and Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery gave great suffrage-themed speeches and those in attendance learned how the election of October 10, 1911 faired in Placer County.

The published 1911 speech of State Senator Sanford, a strict anti-suffragist, were shared and followed by Placer County Museums Docent Sandi Tribe who read a letter to the editor that was published in the Placer County Republican newspaper in 1911. The letter was a direct response to Senator Sanford’s speech and was simply signed: A Little Backwoods Mother.

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the rally! It was a great event and a lot of fun.