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Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
HomeMarch March 2022

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out and
making this March March a huge success!!

Now that you've marched in March, learn more about the suffrage movement from the PBS American Experience film, "The Vote".

March March 2022

March March for the Vote
Cornerstone of our Democracy
Saturday, March 5, 2022 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Water's Edge Park, Corpus Christi, Texas

March March for the Vote is a high energy community gathering in Corpus Christi, Texas. 
Together we will remember, honor and celebrate those bold, courageous and powerful people 
who gathered in our nation's capital for the National Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913.

Our goal is to keep alive the spirit of the Suffragists who sacrificed for the right to vote
and promote the benefits of advocacy. Their fight spanning 72 years, beginning in
Seneca Falls, NY in 1848, would ultimately result in the passage of the 19th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920; whereby, many - but not all - women
were finally given the right to vote in National elections.

Each March is designated as National Women's History month and is intended to inspire
and encourage all people to continue the fight for the vote, as well as other rights for
March March for the Vote is a collaborative effort with organizers - including the League
of Women Voters – Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta, Inc. – whose roots date back to the infamous 1913 March for the Vote.
Other local organizers include the YWCA of Corpus Christi, Texas Association of Black
Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE-CC), Women Entrepreneur Society of Corpus
Christi, Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers,
as well as other women from the Coastal Bend Region.

Event activities include a group march around Water's Edge Park, speakers, vendors
and food trucks. It is a great opportunity to learn, reflect and remember. Bring the
whole family to this celebration!

For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Lois Huff at
Speakers, March, Live Music, Artisan Market, Delicious Food

 We will start off with our official speakers and the .8 mile march around the perimeter of Water’s Edge Park. 

We are so excited to have over 20 local artisans with sweet and savory snacks, art and earrings, stickers and zines, lotions and potions, colorful clothing and  flowers, pottery and candles and more! 

Bring your own posters to show off or make one there. Bring your friends and family and your chairs or blankets. Spend the afternoon enjoying the live performances by Chicas Rock
 and live DJ Mocha Loca, the vendors, and food from The Most Comida food truck!

Esteemed Guest Speakers

Dr. Nancy Vera will be our Master of Ceremony, Invocation by Rev. Chris Hockman of the Unitarian Church, and poetry reading by TAMUCC student Bella Rogoff.
Cecilia Garcia Akers - daughter of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, President of the Board of the Garcia Memorial Foundation, author of "The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia"
Dr. Clarinda Phillips, Provost and VP Academic Affairs of A&MCC since 2018, received her PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana in 1992.
Jynelle Ornelas-Stanton - owner of Peace of Mind Organic Spa, Boardmember of Women's Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi and President Elect.

 Read all about the story of the parade, including the mistreatment of marchers by rowdy crowds and inept police, the contested participation of African American women, and the parade's impact on the larger suffrage movement. 

Marching for the Vote: Remembering the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

March March is a collaborative effort with these fine organizations