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Women's Equality 2020 Leadership Council

August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of US women’s right to vote, accomplished through the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. In recognition of this milestone and in furtherance of women’s equality, the Board directed Administration to develop a strategic plan to protect and honor women’s suffrage. In response, and with further direction from the Children, Seniors, and Families Committee, Administration developed recommendations for a Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council.

The Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council will meet from August 2018 through December 2020 to assist in the County’s efforts to commemorate and honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, help ensure a complete census count and broad electoral participation in 2020, and advance women’s equality.   

Meetings are 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, at various locations around the County.  Use the Quick Links on the right to access meeting schedules.​

To keep informed on the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council, email: with Women’s Equality 2020 in the subject line.   ​​​

Women's Equality 2020 Kick Off to Women's Right to Vote

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library; 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Parking is available at 4th Street garage located at 44 South St.​

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As we near 2020 and the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19thAmendment, known as the Suffrage Amendment: The Woman’s Right to Vote, Santa Clara County recognizes the​ struggle for participatory democracy is not complete.

To this end, the County created the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council who is championing a concerted effort to coordinate a year-long celebration to honor the sacrifices made by generations before us, stand in solidarity as one county, County Strong, and recognize the need to continue mobilizing for our present-day community and generations to come.

Please join us as we come together as one community, one County, one County Strong.

  • Get on Your Soapbox
  • Earn your Women's Suffrage Sash
  • Honor the Past & Wear White
  • Prepare for this Watershed Moment in Women's History

#WE2020 Presents Train the Trainer Voter Education

Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 8:30am – 12:00pm

70 W Hedding St, Lower Level Cafeteria, San Jose 95110

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Co-chaired by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office, the Women's Equality 2020 Leadership Council is presenting a "Train the Trainer" to answer all questions about the Voter's Choice Act and upcoming changes for 2020 elections. Tool kits will be provided with all information needed for attendees to support their own voter education trainings in their communities. Language services are available at this training, please note interest at registration.

As we near the Centennial Celebration of the 19th amendment in August 2020, Santa Clara County will approach the next year as an opportunity to continue advocating for equal rights for ALL residents. The Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council was formed to champion democracy in the community and invite citizens to support these efforts.

Registration is required for this event. Please join us!​​

Last updated: 8/14/2019 12:34 PM