Gov. Parson orders Capitol Dome to shine purple in honor of women’s suffrage

Gov. Parson orders Capitol Dome to shine purple in honor of women’s suffrage
The Missouri State Capitol Dome was illuminated in purple Wednesday night in honor of women’s suffrage. (Source: Governor Mike Parson/Facebook)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to be illuminated in purple Wednesday night, Aug. 26 in honor of women’s suffrage.

Wednesday was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote.

Gov. Parson said having the dome shine purple served as a reminder of the “dedication of the strong women who overcame obstacles to secure this right and honor the contributions all women have made to every aspect of our development as a nation.”

I ordered that the Missouri State Capitol dome shine purple tonight in honor of women’s suffrage. The ratification of...

Posted by Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. was also lit in purple.

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