Oregon dedicated its first NVWT suffrage marker on July 5, 2023. It was a rousing success and a memorable capstone to 13 years of work on woman suffrage history in the state. There was a crowd of about 50 attendees and a stellar representation of state elected officials and members of Oregon’s judiciary as speakers. The list included: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, First Lady of Oregon Aimee Kotek Wilson, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Meaghan A. Flynn, Oregon Black Pioneers founder, Gwen Carr, Salem Mayor Chris Hoy, and Oregon Women History Consortium Founder Dr. Kimberly Jensen.
(Image: Natalie Sharp/ Salem Reporter)
The event received some solid press coverage and people have stated they are already planning a trip to the marker located directly next to the Capitol Building. Organizers are excited about having this marker available for all to learn from.
Submitted by Jan Dilg, Oregon State Coordinator, NVWT