Scenes From ‘Women’s Votes, Voters’ Voices’ Exhibit

A scene from ‘Women’s Votes, Voters’ Voices,’  on display at the Step Up Gallery inside Mesa Public Library. The League of Women Voters produced the exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote. The exhibit runs through Sept. 21. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

League of Women Voters member Ellen Mills stands next to the exhibit’s poster – a replica of the original poster used by the League in 1920. Mills served on the committee that created the exhibit and explained that some of the displays such as dresses and bonnets worn by women during this time period were donated by League members. She added that the exhibit was planned to be held last year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment but was postponed due to COVID. The League spent a year and a half preparing this exhibit. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A piece in the exhibit is the ‘uniform’ for the suffragettes. According to the exhibit, each color symbolizes something. Purple represents loyalty, constancy to purpose and unswerving steadfastness to a cause. White is emblem of purity, symbolizing quality of purpose. Gold is the color of light and life – the guiding torch. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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