Who We Are

Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative

The Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative believes the centennial offers a unique, nonpartisan opportunity to commemorate this victory in the fight to ensure all Americans the right to vote, while also encouraging voting and civic engagement today. We are committed to commemorating the anniversary without repeating the discriminatory and exclusionary aspects of the original suffrage movement, and seek the participation of all Mainers. The Collaborative will commemorate both the national centennial in 2020 and the centennial of Maine ratification in 2019.

The Collaborative will:

  • Encourage private organizations, government entities, and the general public to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial in Maine

  • Plan, organize and execute our own activities and programs to commemorate the centennial in Maine

  • Serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about events and plans for the commemoration of the centennial in Maine

  • Partner with national and state organizations to include Maine in multi-state commemorative efforts, as is appropriate

HONORARY CHAIRS

Governor Janet T. Mills

Senator Susan Collins

Senator Angus King

Representative Chellie Pingree

Representative Jared Golden


ADVISORS

SallyAnn Gray | Verve Digital Marketing

Mary Herman | Mary J. Herman Consulting

Candace Kanes | Historian & Maine State Museum Suffrage Consultant

Anna Kellar | Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Maine

Judy Paolini | tdpa Marketing & Design

Dr. Julie Peterson | UNE Director of Women’s & Gender Studies

Dr. Darren Ranco | UMO Assoc Professor of Anthropology; Coordinator of Native American Research

Katie Shorey | Business & Community Liaison, Peoples United Bank

Meredith Strang-Burgess | Burgess Advertising & Marketing

Representative Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham, House Minority Leader

State Senator Cathy Breen

Steve Bromage | Executive Director, Maine Historical Society

Dr. Amy Fried | UMO Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science

Dr. Susan Gardner | UMO Director of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Anne Gass | Author, “Voting Down the Rose”

Laura Genese | Marketing & Communications Director, Girl Scouts of Maine



Organizations


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