Canadian Suffrage Centennial

Canada suffrage centennialThe Nellie McClung Foundation has received a Centennial Recognition Award by the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada). The BPW Canada’s 45th Biennial National Convention in Calgary presented the award, and it pays tribute to The Nellie McClung Foundation’s vision of rights for women.

Nellie McClung was a founding member of the Calgary BPW chapter. First Vice-President Jenny Gulamani-Abulla, said: “As the local chapter draws closer to its 90th anniversary, we are reminded of Nellie McClung’s famous quote: ‘Women are going to form a chain; a greater sisterhood the world has ever known.'” The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization working to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of Canadian working women.

The Nellie McClung Foundation has a two-part mandate: to raise funds to create and erect a memorial, now on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative building. It commemorates the work of Nellie McClung and educates the public about her passion and achievements in pursuit of women’s and human rights.
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“Perfect 36” Documentary on Suffrage

 “Perfect 36” is a full-length historical documentary about the dramatic last push in Tennessee for the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. The underwriting is in place and all footage has been shot. But there’s a critical need of funds for the last push through editing to delivery. PBS producers rely solely on sponsors to fund production. This is where YOU come in!


“Perfect 36” depicts a pivotal moment of national significance that should never be forgotten  –WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE RATIFICATION OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT CAME DOWN TO ONE STATE AND ONE VOTE. “Perfect 36” is in post production for release in March 2017 by way of American Public Television to PBS affiliates nationwide.

BY SPONSORING, YOU WILL BE A VITAL PART OF KEEPING THIS STORY ALIVE. Learn more about the story and see a trailer here.

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No women honored in NYC’s Central Park: What you can do!

Women and suffrageHelp to “Break the Bronze Ceiling” in NYC’s Central Park. It’s called the Monumental Women campaign of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc., an all-volunteer, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit group that seeks to honor the historical contributions of women.

New York City’s Central Park includes statues of Mother Goose, Alice in Wonderland, Juliet (with her Romeo), and numerous representations of the female form (like angels, nymphs, and allegorical figures). The real women who helped build NYC, the state, and nation were no where to be found during the 163 year history of the Park—until now.  The Statue Fund has won approval from the NYC Parks Department to build the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument to honor all those responsible for the largest non-violent revolution in American history: votes for women.  Now the Statue Fund is raising funds to commission and maintain this monument.

Statue Fund President Pam Elam has this to say: “We know that many women deserve to be honored by statues and monuments all over this city and this nation. No one can expect that one statue can meet all the needs and desires of so many people who have been waiting so long for it, but our statue project represents a long-overdue beginning. This effort isn’t just about one statue—it’s about a movement.  And the timing is right. It’s one important way of celebrating the New York State Woman Suffrage Centennial in 2017; the National Woman Suffrage Centennial in 2020; and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Susan B. Anthony in 2020.  Monumental Women’s project contact is: P.O. Box 150-074, Van Brunt Station, Brooklyn, NY 11215; Phone: 347-224-8976

StantonandAnthonyStatueFund@gmail.com   

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Sign petition to Obama about Inez Milholland presidential award!

Thanks to Inez!We’re pushing to increase the number of signatures on the digital petition that asks President Obama to award a presidential medal to Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr. For this, we need your help.

Visit the Inez centennial web site for resources and details.

There’s a free 15-minute film available on request from filmmaker Martha Wheelock that’s moving, dramatic, and an extraordinary resource for organizational events, programs, school lesson plans. For details, contact the film web site: InezMilholland.org

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Wild West Women has released the film, “Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light.” The trailer is shown here.

 This short documentary tells the story of American icon and Votes for Women martyr, Inez Milholland. In 1916 she crossed the country, giving fifty speeches in 28 days. Pushing through exhaustion and anemia she fell at the podium October 23,1916 at Los Angeles, Blanchard Hall.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she died thirty days later. Her last public sentence, “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?” Run time: 15 minutes.

Inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s production and free distribution of “Selma,” filmmaker, Martha Wheelock made the decision to make a film about Inez Milholland,  the American suffragist who lost her life while campaigning across the West for federal suffrage.

With the shockingly low numbers of Americans voting, Martha Wheellock wants women and girls to understand the cost and importance of the vote.  How better than tell the story of Inez Milholland, an astounding woman who gave her life for the 19th Amendment!

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Get ready for August 26th: Women’s Equality Day!

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Plan for August 26th, the women’s 4th of July! on Vimeo.

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