Suffrage centennials are gathering steam around the world!

Iceland is gearing up for its 2015 suffrage centennial!

Radio program for young people with 2020 suffrage centennial in mind

With the upcoming November election in mind, the story of Susan B. Anthony’s trial for illegal voting will be the focus on a program on 51%, WAMC’s nationally and internationally syndicated show. The program will air on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Susan Zimet of Votes for Women 2020 will read an essay, “Susan B. Anthony Votes- Did You?” It tells the story of how Susan B. Anthony was arrested and convicted for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election. Ironically, it was the only time Anthony ever voted. The essay is geared towards educating young women 18-29 about the hard fought battle and many sacrifices our suffragist mothers undertook to win women the right to vote, with the goal of motivating young women to vote in higher proportions than in recent elections. Votes for Women 2020 is a non-profit organized to celebrate, educate and inspire all women, but specifically young women and young adults, about the efforts of their forbearers in securing the vote.

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Full schedule of events during November 2014 for Montana suffrage centennial

There’s a video promo and a busy round of events to bring attention to the Montana suffrage centennial, in addition to an ambitious, informative and enjoyable series of biographies of Montana women in so many aspects of community life that it would make anyone’s head spin with appreciation. Check out the suffrage centennial promo video. Image of Jeanette Rankin, Montana resident and featured suffrage activist elected to Congress.

Montana suffrage centennial events

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Suffrage Centennial Highlights

The State of Nevada is celebrating its suffrage centennial with events and activities. Everything is laid out on a great web site where you’ll find events, suffragist biographies, a blog, and a store. That’s not all.  November 7th is the anniversary day for Nevada women winning the vote. There’s a three-part television series called “Makers: Women in Nevada History” that’s scheduled to run on Vegas PBS starting this week.

Nevada women centennial votingIn other news: Tuesday, November 4th is election day in the nation. Don’t forget to vote! Vision 2020, a coalition working for gender equality in preparation for the national suffrage centennial, is calling for a one hundred percent turnout of women in 2020, the year of the U.S. suffrage centennial. Realistic? Vision 2020 doesn’t think so. Are you planning a suffrage centennial event? Are you gathering support for a suffrage centennial observance? Let us know at Send your notices and news to: Suffrage Centennials at gmail dot com. Follow Suffrage Centennials by way of Twitter and email subscription.

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Countdown to the 2020 suffrage centennial

On Women’s Equality Day, Vision 2020 held a “Toast to Tenacity” at the Independence Visitors Center at Fifth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Vision 2020 is counting down to the suffrage centennial in 2020. One of its new initiatives is the online “Doctor or Doctress?” online exhibit, one of many initiatives in preparation for the 2020 votes for women suffrage centennial. Vision 2020, a national organization, is based in Philadelphia. It’s working to achieve women’s economic and social equality by the year 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that granted women the right to vote. Vision 2020 delegates have been appointed in all 50 states for this important votes for women celebration. For more information.

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Will the current controversy impact the 2020 suffrage centennial?

It’s a good thing that the 2020 centennial celebration of the victory for votes for women is well into the future. Otherwise the current controversy surrounding the proposed women’s history museum in the nation’s Capitol could be troubling. It’s still possible for the unresolved issues of related projects and programs to work themselves out. Or are the positions set in cement? Unfortunately the rough spots that need addressing are serious. The proposed women’s history museum controversy is reminiscent of the battles fought within the suffrage ranks before the turn of the 20th century. A History News Network posting summarizes the issues. The good news from the article:

“Though barely half a century old, the field of women’s history has emerged as one of the key specialties in the historical profession. Women’s historians mount regular scholarly conferences and publish leading journals. The field boasts practitioners who have reached the highest ranks of scholarly distinction as professors in top-flight institutions and presidents of scholarly societies. Women’s history is a recognized, an essential, part of the American past, a field that every university worth its salt needs to offer and that more and more high school curricula now include.”

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