Karina Talamantes, Chief of Staff, Office of Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, (916) 808-7339
Luella Johnston Historic Hearing Room
Where: Historic City Hall 915 I Street, Room 206 Sacramento, CA 95814 Media Availability: October 16th from Noon-12:30pm Event: Noon-1pm Participants: Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, Nicolas Heidorn California Common Cause
Councilwoman Angelique Ashby will host a small ceremony on October 16th at Historic City Hall to recognize the renaming of the Luella Johnston Historic Hearing Room. On March 20th, 2018 City Council passed a resolution memorializing Luella Johnston’s historical significance and contributions to the City.
Luella Johnston was a local champion for women’s rights and transformative figure in Sacramento’s early twentieth century political and cultural history. In 1912 Ms. Johnston was elected to the Sacramento City Commission, promising to “do all in my power and within my province to maintain the laws bettering the condition of women, and will bend every effort in that direction”.
Ms. Johnston was a local leader and transformative figure in the 1911 state campaign for women’s suffrage. She was first elected to municipal office in the state of California in 1912 making her the first City Councilwoman in our state’s history. This ceremony will celebrate her contributions to the City of Sacramento.
For more information, contact:
Chief of Staff, Office of Councilwoman Angelique Ashby(916) 808-7339