By participating, Girl Scouts can learn about the five legislative remedies that extended the right to vote to vast numbers of citizens who had previously been denied full citizenship. Each of these pieces of legislation righted previous wrongs by adding new voices to the governance of our nation, and moved us closer to the stated equality laid out in our nation’s founding documents.
We’ll be focused on the following five voting rights amendments:
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
“AN ACT To enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States . . . No voting qualifications or prerequisites to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure shall be imposed or applied by any State or political subdivision to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.”
The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.
To honor all of these important changes to our state’s and our nation’s history of voting rights, please join GSOSW as we "Chalk the Vote" on August 26, 2020.
- Select the key voting rights amendment/s that your wish to chalk.
- Chalk the Vote in your driveway and/or on pavement in a safe, public space—where you have obtained permission to do so—while observing GSOSW and public health COVID-19 guidelines and safe physical distancing.
- Photograph what you chalked and share it via social media, tagging Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (@girlscoutsosw) and using the following hashtags: #ChalkTheVoteOR #GirlScoutsGiveBack #OregonVotes
Willing to Speak to Local Media?
Help us tell GSOSW's Chalk the Vote story! If you’re interested in potentially being connected to local media in your area, please email your Chalk the Vote photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about this initiative, please visit http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/uncategorized/chalk-the-vote/.
Questions? The best way to reach us is via our website at http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/contact or by phone at 800-338-5248.