March With Ward 6 Dems in July 4 Parade

Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage with Sashes, Colors

Marchers with the Ward 6 Dems may wear sashes emblazoned with both traditional and current messages. Image: M. HIlt/Ward 6 Dems

The 19th Amendment, which gave most women the right to vote, was passed by Congress in 1919 and ratified in 1920. The Ward 6 Democrats will be walking in the Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade to celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote, and they want you to walk with them. 

The Capitol Hill Community July 4th parade takes place Thursday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and assembly begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants should meet under the SE Freeway Underpass on Eighth Street SE.

Some of the women who are members of the Ward 6 Democrats will be dressed in white as modern suffragists, wearing purple, white and gold suffragist-style sashes. The sashes will have traditional messages such as “Votes for Women” and “Pass the ERA.” Some have also been updated to reflect more recent issues for women, such as “Keep Your Laws Off My Body” and “Finish What They Started.”

Everyone is invited to walk with or be a Modern-Day Suffragist. If you want to join the Ward 6 Democrats, show up around 9:30 a.m. at Eighth Street under the Freeway Underpass (just south of Eight and I Street SE) wearing white. The Ward 6 Democrats will provide some suffragist-style sashes and boutonnieres for others to show their support. Suffragist colors are white, purple and gold.

The Ward 6 Democrats work to encourage political activity among residents of Ward 6 and to improve the quality of life for District residents, as well as to promote Democratic Party Principles. Learn more by visiting