On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we are encouraging people to engage with women in their lives by asking: Are you going to participate in the 2020 election? Why? How?
The #HerVote initiative, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, invites you to participate in the #HerVote civic engagement project.
#HerVote brings together students, adults, and elders around the issue of political participation. The initiative aims to provide a platform for women and girls to share the issues that matter to them with a broad audience and to draw intergenerational connections between our present moment and the long history of women’s contested place in American political life.
Responses will be archived as part of the record of Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Your work and ideas will become part of the permanent collections—alongside papers and books from famous suffragists and other history makers. Your responses will help shape the way we understand women’s role in our democratic processes.
Here’s how it works:
1. Download and print this template. Write your own response or record a response from a woman in your life.
2. Photograph yourself holding the response
3. Post your picture to Twitter or Instagram (or both) with the hashtag #HerVote.
4. Encourage others to become part of history by participating in #HerVote
Learn more about #HerVote here.
Community Partnerships Lead, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Team member, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard Votes Challenge