National Women’s Equality Day is August 26—the date the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect in 1920, granting American women the right to vote. Drexel University’s Vision 2020 celebrates the anniversary of this historic milestone every year with its Toast to Tenacity™, in which people come together and raise their glasses in a unified salute to those who worked so hard to make women’s right to vote a reality.

You can participate in Toast to Tenacity 2019 in several ways:

  1. Host a Vision 2020 Toast to Tenacity in your area. This event can be as big or small as you’d like to make it, whether it be at a local library or historical site with community leaders, at your office with coworkers during lunchtime, or in your living room with a group of friends. Pages 5-6 of this toolkit will help you plan and promote your event.
  2. Show your support on social media. From anywhere at any time on Monday, August 26, post a photo or video of yourself raising your glass to the suffragists and other women leaders in your life. What you toast with is up to you (coffee, juice, champagne, whatever!); the Vision 2020 team will be using grape juice just as suffragist Alice Paul did back in 1920. Just make sure you use the hashtag #ToastToTenacity to be part of the collective “cheers!” Pages 7-8 of this toolkit have a social media guide to help spread the word.
  3. If you are in the Philadelphia area, celebrate with us at a free luncheon on Monday, August 26, at Independence Visitor Center near Independence Mall. Register HERE!

By participating in the Toast to Tenacity, you will honor and raise awareness of the women who persevered against the odds, enduring ridicule and even jail to win this right for all American women.

NOTE: If you plan to host a Toast to Tenacity event in support of Drexel University’s Vision 2020, please to make the team aware of your plans.

Cheers to 99 years of women’s voting rights!