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City of Bakersfield Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

City Hall North, memorial tree illuminated in Suffrage colors

The City of Bakersfield is proud to have participated in the nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign on Wednesday August 26, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The 19th Amendment, certified on Aug. 26, 1920, granted women the right to vote in the United States.

City Hall North and the memorial tree were illuminated on Wednesday in the movement's colors in honor of the historic milestone.

Bakersfield joined hundreds of cities and counties around the country in marking the momentous occasion by lighting various municipal buildings and landmarks.

Mayor Karen Goh and Ward 6 Councilmember Jacquie Sullivan were joined by first-time voter and 2020 Mayor's Trophy recipient Alexsia Drulias at City Hall North to celebrate.

And of course, the City would like to thank local contractor Blair Budai and Lighting In Style for providing the purple, white and gold lighting!

For more information about the centennial celebration and the Forward Into Light Campaign, please visit