About the Campaign
In 1920, after a nearly 100-year-long struggle, Congress ratified the 19th amendment, giving American women the right to vote and equal voice in the laws and politics that govern them. The City of Pasadena has spent the past year planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this landmark victory. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, we’re taking our celebration virtual!
When we vote, we not only pay tribute to the brave, steadfast individuals who secured equal voting rights for women, but we also exercise our power to secure an even greater, more just society for all.
We Need You
According to the most recent data from the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's Office, over 13% of voting-eligible women in Pasadena are not registered. If that’s you, please register to vote now.
We also need your help to make sure family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else you can think of are registered to vote, and know the various ways to cast their vote this year. View How to Participate below to get started.
How to Participate
- Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with the campaign and share our posts.
- Share your reason(s) for voting this year in a photo or video post using the hashtag #VoteCauseWeCan, and tag a friend or family member to do the same. We'll share the ones we see on our social channels, and a few lucky posters will be selected at random each week until Election Day to receive an official #VoteCauseWeCan face mask and t-shirt.
Individuals (aka posters) selected at random to receive a face mask and t-shirt will be notified via direct message. Only U.S. residents are eligible to receive a face mask and t-shirt. Videos/posts will be reviewed for content before sharing on City of Pasadena social media channels. The City of Pasadena reserves the right to exclude posts from sharing it deems inappropriate and unsuitable for publishing, or otherwise non-compliant.
- Share our campaign graphics and messaging in your social media posts. Sample messaging is included in the toolkit below.
- Add our custom #VoteCauseWeCan frame to your social media profile images. View our Social Media Toolkit below for instructions.
- Post a selfie while dropping off your vote-by-mail ballot or after you’ve cast your early vote with the hashtag #VoteCauseWeCan, and make sure to tag us so we can share on our social media channels.
- Download our custom Zoom background to use during your next virtual meeting.
- Attend an event. View the list of upcoming events below.
Check back often. More events will be added as we get closer to Election Day. If you would to add your organization’s upcoming event(s) to this list, contact Araceli Mellem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 26, Women’s Equality Day | Dusk
Pasadena City Hall will be uplit in purple and gold—symbolic colors of the women’s suffrage movement—to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment and the launch of our campaign.
Rose Bowl Stadium’s lighted logo will also switch to purple and gold to celebrate our campaign kickoff.
Pasadena Convention Center will be uplit with our campaign logo.
Saturday, August 29 | 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Voter Registration Drive
Southern California Children Museum Parking Lot
459 E. Colorado Blvd.
Southern California Children’s Museum (SCCM) is hosting a voter registration drive to reach low-propensity and first-time voters. COVID-19 safety protocols, including face coverings and physical distancing, will be followed. Visit the SCCM website for full details.
September 16, 17 & 18 | 2:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Rose Bowl Institute Women's Empowerment Symposium
This symposium gives high school and college students exposure to top female industry leaders with backgrounds in finance, politics, sports, entertainment and technology.
UCLA and WNBA basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale will moderate the first day’s sessions on Sportsmanship, with panelists including two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and ESPN broadcaster Julie Foudy and Dr. Jen Welter, the first female to coach in the NFL.
The second day highlights Leadership, with panelists including Walt Disney Studio's senior vice president of global marketing partnerships, Lylle Breier; the chief executive officer of Girls Scouts of Greater LA, Theresa Edy-Kiene; and the former Tournament of Roses president, Laura Farber.
On the third and final day, former United States Secretary of State Madeline Albright will give remarks on the Citizenship theme, with additional contributions from other women in politics.
At the conclusion of the three-day symposium, participants will be eligible to apply for one of five $2,500 scholarships generously gifted to the Rose Bowl Institute.
The three-day virtual symposium is FREE to students who pre-register to watch and participate. To pre-register, visit womensempowermentsymposium.splashthat.com.