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Idaho Women 100
Idaho Women 100
Idaho Women 100
Idaho Women 100
Idaho Women 100
Idaho Women 100

Endorse The IDW100 Campaign

The Idaho Women 100 Campaign

Idaho Women 100 is a celebration and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave most women in America the right to vote. History informs our future and helps to build the lives we seek to live. May Idaho’s courageous past lead us to an unlimited future.




In 1896, Idaho became the fourth state in the nation to give most women in the state the right to vote. The period before national suffrage witnessed some of Idaho's most significant historical events that still impact the lives of Idahoans today. In 1898, Idahoans elected Permeal French as the first woman Superintendent of Public Instruction; and Mary Wright, Harriet Noble and Clara Campbell to the Idaho House of Representatives, where they made significant impacts in the areas of education, literacy and social justice.


  • Idaho Women 100 will highlight Idaho’s early role in the national suffrage movement by building the permanent archive collection and preservation of women’s history and suffrage in the state of Idaho.

  • We will celebrate and honor historic and current women of Idaho and their role in making Idaho the state it is today.




In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, enshrining the right to vote to most women in America. This is the time to honor and recognize women leaders of our past and present who, through their skill, conviction, empathy, and determination, have had significant, positive impacts on Idahoans, personally and professionally. Idaho Women 100 aims to impact the current state of gender equality in Idaho.


  • Through collective and nonpartisan efforts, we will increase women’s civic engagement by encouraging women to exercise their right to vote and to run for elected office.

  • Through awareness, education, and commitment we will advance women’s leadership in public service, education, business, and corporate sectors.




It is in the State of Idaho's interest to foster women leaders of the future and advance their leadership. Idahoans today are proud of their storied history and demonstrate their continued spirit and perseverance in creating Idaho's and the nation's future. Idaho Women 100 will demonstrate the long-term effects of the suffrage movement in creating equality.


  • The legacy of Idaho Women 100 will live on through the creation of our legacy projects which include a monument, a documentary film, and a commemorative book.

  • Through these projects, we will celebrate Idaho as a leader in the national suffrage movement and women’s leadership today.

  • Idaho Women 100 will achieve these goals through collective impact of organizations across Idaho.



We call on organizations to endorse, share, and use this statement to demonstrate their support of the Idaho Women 100 campaign and their commitment to honoring the contributions of women in the state of Idaho.


Endorsing this campaign in principle is the first step. We encourage you to adapt and incorporate these ideas into projects, training materials, mission statements, websites, marketing materials, and other organizational efforts. Endorse the campaign and demonstrate your commitment to advancing women's leadership and taking action at the local level.



AAUW Boise Area Branch

AAUW Idaho

AAUW Long Valley Chapter

Andrus Center For Public Policy

Ballet Idaho

Blaine County Historical Museum

Boise Art Museum

Boise City Department of Arts & History

Boise Metro Chamber

Boise State Alumni Association

Boise State University Albertsons Library

Boise State University School of Public Service

Boise State University Venture College

BYU-Idaho McKay Library

Canyon County Historical Society

Canyon County Parks, Cultural and Natural Resources

City Club of Boise

College of Western Idaho

Crowdfund Better

GFWC Boise Columbian Club

GFWC Idaho Federation

Go Lead Idaho

Gooding County Historical Society


Her Flag

Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks

Idaho Association of Museums

Idaho Business Review

Idaho Commission for Libraries

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Idaho Community Foundation

Idaho Department of Commerce--Tourism Development

Idaho Humanities Council

Idaho Public Television

Idaho State Historical Society

Idaho State University

Idaho State University Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion


Idaho State University Department of Global Studies and Languages

Idaho State University James M. & Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society

Idaho Women in Leadership

Ideal for Idaho


Jefferson County Historical Society/Philo T. Farnsworth - TV and Pioneer Museum

Latah County Historical Society

League of Women Voters of Idaho

Lewis--Clark State College

Love Communications

McConnell Wagner Sykes Stacey, PLLC

Meeting & Management Essentials

Miss Idaho Scholarship Foundation

Monastery of St. Gertrude/Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Museum of Idaho

North Idaho College

Portman Square Group


Sage Growth Capital

Southwest Idaho NOW


Story Story Night

The Hive

The Junior League of Boise

Twiga Foundation, Inc

University of Idaho

University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Unleashing Leaders

Wassmuth Center for the Human Rights

Women's Law Caucus at University of Idaho College of Law

Women Suffrage Pioneers



"Suffrage is the pivotal right."

- Susan B. Anthony

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