19th Amendment Outdoor Museum
Weil encountered opposition to her fight to secure a secret ballot and private voting rooms. In 1922, when she arrived at the polls to vote and discovered her ballot had been marked, she subsequently tore both the ballot in question and other marked ballots to shreds. Inspired by her experience in social work she continued to push for a social welfare program and access to birth control.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Plummer Lemmon (here, next to this marker); Juno Frankie Seay Pierce (here, next to this marker); Naomi Anderson (here, next to this marker); Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (a few steps from this marker); Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (a few steps from this marker); Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (a few steps from this marker); Mary Church Terrell (a few steps from this marker); Laura de Force Gordon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. Gertrude Weil (Wikipedia). "Gertrude Weil (11 December 1879 – 3 May 1971) was an American social activist involved in a wide range of progressive/leftist and often controversial causes, including women's suffrage, labor reform and civil rights." (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
2. Gertrude Weil 1879-1971 (Jewish Women's Archive). (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.