Hard One, Not Done


A commemoration of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment from an Iowa Perspective

The Campaign

Wagon with Suffrage slogansHard Won. Not Done.

As a nation, a state and a people, we find ourselves on the cusp of history. Many wrongs that plagued us for decades, even centuries, have been righted in theory if not in practice, by law if not by local consensus.

The case for equal voice for women — indeed for all citizens — was won in 1920 at enormous cost and sacrifice by women and men from Iowa and the nation. Yet even a casual glance at today’s headlines — voter disenfranchisement and suppression, equal representation in politics and business — reveals how much more remains to be done.

The campaign to educate the public and promote the ideals and accomplishments embodied in the anniversary of the 19th Amendment presents a near-perfect confluence of opportunity and need. The value to the state of Iowa and the nation of learning from this great moment in history is both obvious and immeasurable.

Please add your name to those whose support of “an equal voice for all” can never be silenced. By supporting this commemoration financially, you’re helping to ensure nothing less than the future of equity and equality for generations of Iowans to come.

Donations will also help pay for a replica of the original 19th Amendment Suffrage Wagon that will be made available for parades and display purposes at libraries and museums throughout the year. Many of the educational materials being created will be used in Iowa schools far beyond 2020.

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The following individuals and organizations believe in the importance of Iowa's 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Campaign, as demonstrated through their support.*

Amperage Marketing & Fundraising

Elizabeth Baird

Jennie Baranczyk, head women’s basketball Coach, Drake University

Marlene W. Behn

Gretta Berghammer

Meredith Berryhill

Lisa L. Bluder, head women’s basketball coach, University of Iowa

Business & Professional Women of Iowa 

Barbara Brown

Dianne Bystrom

Bonnie J. Campbell and Mark H. Hamilton

Janet A. Carl

Paula J. Carlson, president, Luther College

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust 

Dr. Scott Cawelti & Dr. Angeleita Floyd 

Jon & Janeen Christy

Roxanne Conlin & Associates, PC

CUNA Mutual Group

Cherie & Mike Dargan

Des Moines Breakfast Exchange, in honor of Kristen Cory

EMC Insurance Companies

Cheryl & Jim Erb

William & Cynde Coggeshall Fanter

William M. Fennelly, head women’s basketball coach, Iowa State University and Debra L. Fennelly

The Gallagher Family Foundation

Elizabeth Garst

Sarah Garst, 50-50 in 2020

Terese A. Grant

Becky Greenwald

Dennis Groenenboom Charitable Fund (in memory of Roelofina Groenenboom)

Eileen Hageman, President, General Federation of Women's Club of Iowa

Judith F. Harrington

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family

G. David Hurd and Trudy Hurd Fund

Iowa National Organization for Women (IOWA NOW)

Iowa State University — Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

Terri Jackson

Susan Kramer Johannsen 

Jean Lloyd-Jones

Doris J. Kelley

Carolyn R. Klaus

Susan & Bill Knapp

Laura Kozin

Sarah Lande in honor of her mother, Margaret Stevens Dunkerton, and her granddaughters Sara Margaret Minor, Elizabeth Anne Minor and Lucy Elisabeth Lande


League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines

League of Women Voters of Muscatine

Elinor Levin

A Tribute to Dianne Bystrom, Iowa State University — Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

Jim & Sue Lindsey

Christine G. Louscher

Earl F. Martin, president, Drake University

The McIntyre Foundation

Linda L. Meloy​

Linda Murken

National 19th Amendment Society

Miriam M. Patterson

Bobbi Petersen, head women’s volleyball coach, University of Northern Iowa

Jean Austin Peterson 

Bonnie Pitz

Nancy L. Porter

Tamara Jo Prenosil

QCR Holdings, Inc., in honor of Linda Neuman 

Linda Schreiber

The Stanley Foundation

Ivadelle Stevenson 

Ruth Swenson

Laura J. Teaford

Michelle & Don Temeyer

Margaret “Maggie” Tinsman

Marcia Thompson

James C. Twedt

United Fire Group Foundation

Van Meter Donor -- Advised Fund

Veridian Credit Union

Ann Christine & Tom Vilsack

Tanya Warren, head women’s basketball coach, University of Northern Iowa

Maureen White

Susan E. Wilson

Connie Wimer Trust

Wendy Wintersteen, president, Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Gaylen B. Wobeter

Jim and Sasha Wohlpart

Cathy Young

Marlys J. Young & Mrs. James H. Potter

*Sponsors as of  3-28-2020