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Suffragists wore yellow roses

to distinguish themselves

from anti-suffragists who wore red roses.



Women's Equality Day 2024

Tickets on Sale Now! 


Thursday, August 22, 2024

5:00 - 7:30 PM


2024 Award Winners Announced!

Women's Equality Day Awards
Joy Sullivan, President and CEO of United Way of Larimer County.
Joy is recognized for her effort to invest both financial resources in our community’s most historically marginalized identities while simultaneously paving the way for United Way staff to develop a deep understanding of equity through a variety of transformational trainings and shared learning cohorts.

Gretchen Haley, Senior Minister at Foothills Unitarian Church.
Gretchen is recognized as a force in the Fort Collins community for equity, fairness and opportunity for women and men.

The Women's Equality Day Award recognizes outstanding Larimer County women for their efforts to expand and protect voting rights of all eligible voters, work to empower women to reach their full potential and create an environment where gender doesn't limit opportunity.

League Legacy Award

Beth DeHaven, League of Women Voters of Larimer County.
Beth will receive the League Legacy award for her work to educate and advocate to increase our community’s understanding and influence policy issues on gun violence prevention.

The League Legacy Award honors a League member for their efforts to meet the goals of the League of Women Voters to encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, to influence public policy through education and advocacy, or promote DEI in principle and practice.  

Keynote Address

Our 2024 Women's Equality Day celebration welcomes

Amy Parsons, Colorado State University President 

She will speak on the importance of active participation in our democracy and the cultivation of young leaders.


Online Auction opens August 11
Virtual Silent Auction runs August 11 - 25


Donate to Virtual Silent Auction


This year we are looking for fun, experience-based packages to offer at the

silent auction.

Inspire your League colleagues to create a package that emphasizes their work or would otherwise be fun for bidders. Teams, individuals, and other groups are all encouraged to participate! This year’s silent auction will be on-line format so that both event attendees and other members of the community can participate!


LWV-LC Members - share your donation plan by completing the WED Virtual Silent Auction Donation Form

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are available at two levels of support:

Suffragist Supporter $75: Admission ticket for one.

Democracy Supporter $250: Admission tickets for two, with the remainder being a donation to the League.

Register Here 

Can't Attend but Want to Donate?


Your donation will stay local and work to protect and expand voting rights helping ensure everyone is represented in our democracy.  

All proceeds of the Women's Equality Day celebration will benefit the League of Women Voters of Larimer County, a nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Donate Here

Thank you to our sponsors!


Want to Sponsor this Event?

Now, more than ever, we are encouraging democracy-minded businesses and individuals to join our initiatives to Make Democracy Work!  All proceeds will support LWVLC efforts to ensure that every eligible voter has the freedom to vote, provide elections services (registration programs, debates and forums), compile and share VOTE411 information.

$1500 Women's Equality Day Presenting Sponsor - One Available
$1000 Women's Equality Day Champion
$500 Women's Equality Day Leader

For details on the benefits of sponsorship, click here WED 2024 Sponsor Packet
To become a Women's Equality Day sponsor, email Lori Rassmusen at

The History of Women's Equality Day

The First Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day 2023

In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY) successfully introduced a bill designating August 26th of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

The bill states that Women’s Equality Day is a symbol of women’s continued fight for equal rights and that the United States commends and supports them. It decreed that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of woman suffrage and the 1970 Strike for Equality.

Pictured: Pat Schroeder. She represented Colorado's first congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997.

WED 2023

Larimer County

2024 Women's Equality Day Proclamations


Johnstown - August 5

Windsor - August 12

Timnath - August 13

Berthoud - August 13

Fort Collins - August 20

Loveland - August 20

Larimer County Commissioners - pending