Home #Hwoodtimes January 1, 2020 has arrived to signal the Suffrage Centennial. 

January 1, 2020 has arrived to signal the Suffrage Centennial. 

Nothing announces the New Year more than the iconic Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade; 40 floats, 21 marching bands, equestrian units and thousands of onlookers lining the streets.
This year we are proudly making our presence known with a majestic float of thousands of yellow roses, banners flying and our guide, the Statue of Liberty lighting the way. Processing behind this spectacle, one hundred Suffragists and Suffragents celebrating:
 “Years of Hope, Years of Courage.”
“Upon their shoulders, we won the vote.
Upon our shoulders, we protect the vote.
We celebrate and build for the future.”
Here is a peek at where we were on Saturday.
No matter where you are in the world, you can see the full Rose Parade. You can see it on TV, on apps and online. Watch carefully for slot #24, the entry by the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 committee. Bust you buttons with pride and carry it all year.
Some of the esteemed float riders.
The “Pasadena Celebrates 2020”Mission statement; The initiative will promote pride in, and dedication to the words of the amendment, its place in our constitution, the expansion of our democracy through the extension of the vote, shining a light on women’s accomplishments and peaceful struggle for women’s equality and justice. As the Rose Parade is seen nationally, even globally, the executive team is coordinating a community parade float, and encourages other activities throughout the year of 2020 which will celebrate this historical event.
This initiative is under the umbrella of the National Women’s History Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality and inclusion.
Thank you for all you have done to make this possible; so many donations, emails of encouragement, volunteers and well-wishers.
Happy 2020. Happy Year of the Suffrage Centennial.
Happy New Year,