Recognizing the Importance of women's Suffrage Everywhere

Upper Peninsula

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The mission of riseUP is to:
  • Commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States,
  • Commemorate the suffrage and acquisition of full citizenship rights by all populations,
  • Highlight the civic and cultural contributions of women,
  • Encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote
19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: (adopted 18 August 1920)
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Next event of riseUP or related to riseUP's mission: 
  • Next meeting of riseUP (all welcome):  16 November 2019, Portage Lake District Library, Community Room, Houghton, MI.  Please join us and become part of the celebration.  All committees are open to new members and there are several spots available on the Board.
  • Educating at the Keweenaw Art Affair, 9 November 2019, Houghton High School.  Stop by our booth for information and a sunflower pin (while supplies last).
  • Educating at the Poor Artists Sale, Saturday, 7 December 2019 at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet from 11am-4pm.  Stop by our booth for information and a sunflower pin (while supplies last).
  • Sunflowers Across the Keweenaw!  New displays of road-side sunflowers may be seen at the Carnegie Museum,  on US 41 on the northbound side, just north of Chassell, at The Shipping Shop Houghton (Razorback Drive), Fine Line Tire Hancock, and Hancock City Hall.  As always, they are on display at 5th and Elm Houghton.  Thank you to our sponsors!  Swift Hardware in Houghton is selling sunflower yard spinners which allow homeowners to join in the celebration.
  • History of the Suffrage Movement (lecture), Dr. Laura Walikainen Rouleau, Michigan Tech.  Date (early 2020) and location to be announced.
  • Women in Sports presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Benyi.  Date (early 2020) and location to be announced.
Sport a riseUP Tee!  Our partner Homestead Graphics is offering a line of riseUP tees (long and short sleves, sizes for children and toddlers available).  Profits from the sales of the tees come to riseUP.  And wearing your riseUP tee or sweatshirt helps to publicize and educate on the suffrage anniversary.  Go to to see the apparel and order yours.  Deliveries will be shipped in early November or can be picked up at the November 16 riseUP meeting.

riseUP-Keweenaw Chapter, Board of Directors: (  The Board tends to meet the Friday before the monthly meeting of the whole.
  • Faith Morrison, Secretary
  • Elise Nelson
  • Michele Southerland
  • Susanna Peters
  • Kris Michaelson
riseUP Committees
  • Parade
  • Inclusivity
  • Publicity
  • Exhibits and Events (several subcommittees)
  • Art/Culture
  • Educational Outreach
  • Finance

riseUP and Related Events Archive


          Sunflower at 5th and Elm
Donate to riseUP (THANKS!).  The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country has agreed to be our fiduciary for accepting donations.  Please send your check made out to LWVCC to:  LWVCC, P.O. Box 815, Houghton, MI 49931 with this donor form.  Please write "riseUP" in the memo line of your check. 

riseUP Publicity Posters

riseUP in the News

State and National Press on Suffrage Anniversary

Suffrage History and Background Information
Books on the Suffrage Fight and related fights for gender equality and voting rights in general
Films on the Suffrage Fight and related fights for gender equality and voting rights in general
Podcasts on the Suffrage Fight

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