We had planned to march in the 2020 Grand Floral Parade to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage AND the centennial of the League of Women Voters. But the 2020 parade was cancelled.
Now two years later, we’ve been invited to march in the 2022 Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade. We hope you’ll join us to have some fun and highlight all that we’ve accomplished in our 102 years! We now have even more to celebrate.
We will walk the 2-mile route together on Saturday morning, June 11.
Our participation will provide an exciting visual element for the parade’s viewers. It is also a meaningful recognition of important milestones. With all the important issues in the 2022 midterm election, the public will have a heightened appreciation for celebrating women’s suffrage and the League.
How to sign up
- Complete a registration form by clicking here. When you click “submit,” you will be registered. A copy of your completed form will be emailed to you.
- IMPORTANT: Each participant must also download and fill out a waiver, which you can access by clicking here. (The waiver states that you have read the parade rules and will hold the parade sponsors and organizers harmless for any injury or loss you might suffer during the parade.) After you download the waiver, you can fill it out online using the tools at the top. Or you can print it, fill it out, and scan or photograph the printed copy. We must deliver all our participants’ waivers to the parade organizers no later than May 2o, so please send us yours as soon as you can. Email the pdf or a photo of your completed waiver to email@example.com by May 18.
- We will have printed copies of the registration form and waivers at our May 18 Annual Membership Meeting, so you can fill them out there. But receiving them earlier would really help with our planning.
To register by mail, print copies or call the office (503-228-1675) to request blank copies of the registration and waiver forms. Then fill them out and mail them to the League of Women Voters of Portland, PO Box 3491, Portland, OR 97208-3491. Please mail them as soon as possible. We need to submit them on May 20!
To register online, fill out and submit the registration form. Then print and fill out the waiver and photograph or copy it as a pdf and email the photo or pdf to our office firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 18.
We will be a “marching entry” behind a large League banner, and with flags, sashes, and many signs (e.g. “Votes for Women” or “LWV,” but no political signs). If you need one of these emblems, we can provide some signs, sashes, and flags for you. In addition, members of like-minded groups may join us. Anyone who is 14 or older can march with us. (No pets.)
Please consider an optional $5 or $10/person donation to the League to cover our expenses. If you want to make an online donation for our parade expenses, please click the PayPal link below and fill in your donation amount. Thank you.
Please wear white clothing, because it symbolizes the suffrage movement. Of course, you definitely should wear comfortable walking shoes.
We’ll provide more information when we confirm your registration. We’ll also send more follow-up information as the event nears. If you have questions, please send them to email@example.com.