Kansas Suffragist Memorial
By Cille King, LWVK Advocacy Chair
The Suffragist Memorial Committee is thrilled to announce that the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has been finalized and is being sent to artists through-out Kansas. We are looking for a Kansas artist who will honor and commemorate the courageous women of Kansas who had statewide and/or nationwide impact in the suffrage movement.
When we started this process in May of 2021, we thought this might be a 2-year process to have a memorial placed in the Capitol. We learned that there are numerous steps: acceptance by the Capitol Preservation Committee (which only meets once a year), a bill passed through the legislature and signed by the Governor to authorize the project, approval for possible placement of the artwork, and numerous smaller details.
Please check our developing website: kssuffragist.org or our new Facebook page: Kansas Suffragist Memorial for information and the opportunity to donate to this long-overdue commemoration. All donations are held by the Treasurer's office, are tax-deductible, and restricted to the direct payment for the project.