2019 Carlisle Old Home Day Parade
On June 22, 2019, members of the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle (League) marched in the Carlisle Old Home Day Parade in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment by the U.S. Congress giving women the right to vote. The Amendment then went to the States for ratification, which was achieved in time for women to vote in the national election of 1920.
League members Cindy Nock, Stephan Bader, and Launa Zimmaro represented the League, wearing sashes that proclaimed “Votes for Women” and “Stronger Together” and holding signs that reminded the crowd about the hard-won fight for women suffrage.
Carlisle’s Old Home Day Parade theme was “Sounds of Carlisle,” and the League members raised their voices to show their support for those men and women who, a century ago, strove for equality in the voting booth. The annual parade started at 10 a.m. in the Carlisle school parking lot, marched up Bedford Road and in front of the viewing stands. The League parade entry heard lots of cheers from the crowd as they marched past. A bigger League parade entry is being planned for next year, celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters.
In addition to marching in the parade, the League members registered new Carlisle voters. The League will have a similar voter registration drive and table at the July 4th Picnic in the Park at Emerson Field in Concord, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Karlen Reed