Fourth of July Parade

picture by Jeannette Wuff of members in white suffragette costumes in the July 4th parade in Montpelier 2018
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The League of Women Voters came in second in the judging for Performance Entries in the 2018 July 4th parade in Montpelier.  A stricking vintage red truck led the way as members waved to the crowds, costumed to recall 1920s suffragettes in white dresses and large hats.  They carried signs reminding us all that Democracy is not a spectator sport, our grandmothers fought to the right to vote, and that we support voting rights and participation.

The Independence Day Parade at the capitol of Montpelier is an annual tradition.  Other participants this year included Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Phil Scott.

photo by Jeannette Wuff parade

Photo Credit: Jeannette Wuff

parade photo by Jeannette Wuff

Photo Credit: Jeannette Wuff

parade photo by Jeannette Wuff

Photo Credit: Jeannette Wuff

 photo by Jeannette Wuff parade Sen. Bernie Sanders on parade route

Sen. Bernie Sanders in Parade. Photo Credit: Jeannette Wuff

photo by Jeannette Wuff parade Gov. Phil Scott on parade route

Gov. Phil Scott in Parade Photo Credit: Jeannette Wuff

Photos by League Members:

Sign carried in parade: My Great Grandmother was a Suffragette.  She fought for our right to Vote.  VOTE

League members with their signs before the parade.

League member with her sign: Voting is People Power

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