In celebration of 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage join WTF’s Honor Roll!
Women for Tennessee’s Future (WTF) is celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage and we hope you will join us by honoring women in your life who embody the courage, fight and grit of our suffragists!
WTF is committed to advancing women’s equality by electing Democratic, pro-choice women to office. We accomplish that by ensuring our endorsed candidates have the necessary resources to run winning campaigns. This is where you come in!
This historic month, you can help WTF meet its August fundraising goal of $2,020!
In recognition of your generous contribution we hope you will honor a woman (or women) in your life who is an advocate, champion, inspiration, fighter, trailblazer, history maker!
Here’s how it works:
- Chip-In $20.20 and we will add you to our Honor Roll on our website
- Honor a woman in your life by completing one of the statements below
- Send us your statement and a photo of your honoree or both of you together
- We will send you social media graphics for the both of you to share to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in August
- [Your Name] honors her/his [Their Name] for their commitment to….
- [Your Name] honors her/his [Their Name] for their courage to….
- [Your Name] honors her/his [Their Name] for their leadership on….
- Or modify and create your own!
WTF would love to share your statements and graphics on our social media channels, but you may also request to keep them private for your own personal use – no problem!
WTF recognizes that when the 19th Amendment was ratified in August 1920, it was primarily a victory for white women. In the years leading up to and for decades after that passage, women of color tirelessly fought to ensure ALL women could exercise their right to vote. We hope that our honor roll will recognize this reality by sharing and celebrating stories about the broad diversity of inspirational women.
WTF’s Honor Roll (alphabetical by last name):
Krissa Barclay honors County Clerk Brenda Wynn for being a mentor to young women through her example, sharing her story and walking in her faith.
Krissa Barclay honors Phyllis Williams and her ability to never let life or politics make her cynical.
Aftyn Behn honors her mother, Julianne Behn, for raising her to know her power to fight the powerful.
Karen Cochran honors her mother Shirley Crawford Dunn for her lifelong commitment to women’s issues and her commitment to racial equity.
Lori Jarvis Stephens honors her sister, Anna Jarvis, for her courage in facing challenges with tenacity and sparkle!
Mina Johnson honors her mother Shizuka Suzuki for her strength for raising her as a single mother.
Sarah McCall honors her Momma, Lynn McCall, for her commitment to equality, always.
Jessica McDuffie-Massey honors her college roommates, Amanda Bihun, Quin Segall Evans, Katie Terry, and Kelly Cutcheon Talley, for their unwavering love, support and commitment to the fight for women’s equality.
Sandra McMullin Bennett honors Keri Adams, Past CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee, for her long-time work as an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and for her unwavering support of moving women forward. She and her husband are raising three amazing daughters who will, undoubtedly, follow in her footsteps so the work will go on.
Sandra McMullin Bennett honors Cynthia Bennett, a fierce warrior for women’s equality through her work with the National Organization for Women and the Davidson County Democratic Women. She sets an example through her work and her voice and she’s more than exceeded what any of the Tennessee Suffragist would have ever thought possible.
Sandra McMullin Bennett honors Mary Frances Lyle, an attorney who served as the lobbyist for the Nashville and Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus for over twenty-six years. She was a tireless advocate for women and mentor to so many. She left big shoes to be filled and those of us who knew her and worked with her are still trying our best to fill them.
Tina Mercer honors Shirlene Mercer for her commitment to Civil Rights. She was one of the Four Freshman at Lane College that fought during Civil Rights.
Rebecca Pearce honors her mother, Linda Pearce, for her commitment to health care access and women’s health.
Danielle Schonbaum honors Tracy O’Connor for always working for the women she wants to see in office and fighting to eliminate voter suppression.
Jackie Shrago honors Pat Burton (my oldest who recently past at 93) & Leah (my youngest age 9) who have always believed women should be elected and encouraged me to participate in campaigns.
Kim Troup honors her amazing friend Clarice Rankins for her commitment to registering people to vote.