Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
|OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 21, 2020
MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate presenting Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Nashua-Plainfield High School at Catt’s Girlhood Home today
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will visit the Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum on Wednesday to present the Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Nashua-Plainfield High School. The award goes to any school that registers at least 90% of eligible students to vote. Nashua-Plainfield registered 91% of eligible students during the 2019-20 school year.
“Carrie Chapman Catt was a national leader in the women’s suffrage movement. More than anyone else, she deserves the credit for passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box 100 years ago,” Secretary Pate said. “It was a 33-year struggle, but she proved that if you have a dream, believe in yourself and work hard, you can accomplish anything. I’m thrilled to do this award presentation at Carrie Chapman Catt’s childhood home.
A total of 18 Iowa schools registered at least 90% of eligible students to vote during the past school year.
A photo of the Carrie Chapman Catt Award trophy is available for your use at this link.
Here are the details about Wednesday’s award presentation:
Secretary Pate presents Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Nashua-Plainfield High School
Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum
2379 Timber Ave.
Charles City, IA
The event is open to the media.
A soundbite from Secretary Pate is available for your use at this link.