And Why You Should, Too!
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the U.S., the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) is encouraging residents of the Golden State to wear a yellow flower on election day March 3, especially to their polling place.
Participating is easy! Simply pin a yellow flower to your lapel, blouse or hat and show your support for inclusive elections.
After all, color has long been associated with political movements, and the suffrage movement was no different. The British women’s suffrage colors were purple, white and green. In America, the colors were purple, white and gold.
The use of gold hails back to 1867 when Kansas was considering passage of a state suffrage referendum. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony adopted the Kansas state flower, the sunflower, as a symbol of the suffrage cause. Soon, gold pins, ribbons and sashes, as well as yellow roses, became symbols of the cause.
As noted in The Suffragist, Vol. 1, No. 4 in 1913,
“Gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unswerving.”
Donning a yellow bloom is a simple yet effective way to celebrate women earning the right to vote in August 1920.
Won’t you join us?