The first lady Melania Trump will unveil the art works to be part of her “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” initiative.
Good morning from Pennsylvania Avenue outside the north lawn of the White House where the first lady will unveil the art works to be part of her “Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” initiative. This is the spot where historic pictures show the suffragettes protesting in front of the White House for the right to vote.
Spotted in the crowd: Karen Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Stephanie Grisham, Betsy DeVos, and Elaine Chao. None of whom are wearing face masks although many of them are holding them in their hands.
Announced in June, the initiative solicited drawings from children between grades 3 and 12 depicting imagery related to the suffrage movement as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
The online version of the exhibit is available here: https://www.womensvote100.org/buildingthemovement
It’s a festive atmosphere. A Marine band is playing and there are many parents and children – most of whom are wearing masks.
The art exhibit is set up on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Many of the kids standing among the art exhibit are not wearing masks but a few are.
Event begins at 10:30 am. FLOTUS will make remarks. It is 84 degrees and sunny.
The FLOTUS pool was not tested for COVID ahead of the event.