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Suffragists wore yellow roses

to distinguish themselves

from anti-suffragists who wore red roses.

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Women's Equality Day 2024

Thursday, August 22, 2024

5:00 - 7:30 PM

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.


Call for Honoree Nominations!


There are two awards given during our Women’s Equality Day (WED) celebration: 

• The Women's Equality Day Award recognizes women in Larimer County 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.

• The League Legacy Award will recognize 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. 

• If you know of someone deserving of one of these awards, please download and read the Suggestions for Writing a Strong Nomination. 

• Completed nominations are due June 1. Mail to or Becky Peters, 1507 Hitch Wagon Dr., Loveland, CO 80537

Women's Equality Day Award Nomination Form
League Legacy Award Nomination Form
Nomination Writing Suggestions

Ticket Sales Start May 7

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?



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.


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

Donate Here

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

Virtual Silent Auction

Virtual Silent Auction Opens August 11!

Donate to Virtual Silent Auction

Again 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 emphasiz-

es 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 move to an

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

Thank you to our sponsors!




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

Wellington - pending

Larimer County Commissioners - pending