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Toast To Tenacity™
August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Watch a replay of the webcast
The Toast to Tenacity on Women’s Equality Day included inspiring speakers, music and a nationwide salute to the suffragists.
More than 2,500 people watched the webcast of Toast to Tenacity™ on August 26, 2020, the 100th anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment was adopted. The event kicked off Vision 2020’s Women 100 event series. Partners, Allies, Delegates and supporters across the country joined in the toast given by Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel. She said:
On this 100th anniversary of American women’s right to vote, we salute the suffragists:
with gratitude for what they did in their time —
and with determination to do what we must in our time.
We honor their tenacity and the work they started.
We pledge to complete he unfinished work
to achieve equality and justice for all.
- Lynn Yeakel, Vision 2020 (host)
- Patricia Wilson Aden, African American Museum in Philadelphia
- Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod, Independence National Historical Park
- Dianne Semingson, Co-Chair, Women 100 Advisory Committee
- Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies
- Mia Melendez-Ruiz, First-Time Voter, The Westtown School
- Niya Ray, First-Time Voter, Spelman College
- Maria Bomersbach, Washington Memorial Heritage & Justice Bell 2020
- Sandi Tatnall, Descendent of Katharine Ruschenberger
- Denise VanBuren, President General, DAR
- Logan Nevonen, Women Campaign, Vision 2020 Ally, Texas
- Marjorie Patton, National Conference of Puerto Rican Women So-Cal, Vision 2020 Ally, California
- Nicole Wild, Women Voters USA, Vision 2020 Ally, Georgia
- Betty Folliard, Vision 2020 Delegate, Minnesota
- Johanna Mudry, Campus Election Engagement Project, Vision 2020 Ally, Nationwide
- Carol Smith, Historical Society of Haddonfield, Vision 2020 Organization, New Jersey
- Rachelle Suissa, Dare to Run, Vision 2020 Ally, New York
- Charlotte Mangin, UNLADYLIKE2020, Vision 2020 Ally, New York
- Philadelphia Orchestra
- Neylan McBaine, Vision 2020 Utah Delegate and Ally, Better Days 2020
- President John Fry, Drexel University
- Mayor James Kenney, City of Philadelphia
- Bank of America (2 videos)
- Alexia Hudson Ward, Oberlin College & Conservatory
- Tom Wolf & First Lady Frances Wolf, Pennsylvania
- S. Sen. Bob Casey and Terese Casey, Pennsylvania
- Lincoln Financial
- Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
- Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon, Susan Wild, 116th U.S. Congress