Pick up on the energy of the 2017 women’s march by planning a celebration or special event!

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The 2017 women’s march in Washington, DC, across the nation and around the world was thrilling. It seemed like we were speaking to a deep dark hole in 2015 when we celebrated the 95th observance of the 19th Amendment. Now, 2020 is next when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Upcoming: Women’s History Month in March 2017; Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY in July, and we’re challenging you now to start planning for August 26th. Start with your organization or community event. Don’t forget that in 2016 another women’s history national monument was added to the National Park Service—the Belmont-Paul National Monument in Washington, DC.

The remainder of this weekend is to process and let sink in the impact of the 2017 march on Washington. Millions of people participated online and the impact will be magnified. Onward!

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Four more states on the bandwagon for women’s suffrage centennials!

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Four states have yet to celebrate their state suffrage centennials before 2020, the national suffrage centennial in 2020. Follow the progress on SuffrageCentennials.com

Join the National Women’s History Project’s new initiative— the establishment of a new Women’s History Alliance, which will help link women’s history advocates at the local, state, and federal level and significantly expand each group’s circle of influence. 

Open to individuals and organizations, this new effort will help connect educators, performers, keepers of historic sites, agencies, and organizations in their work recognizing women’s history and preparing for the woman suffrage centennial in 2020.

Building on the success of Women’s History Month, the primary goal of the new Alliance is to work toward having Women’s Equality Day—August 26th, the anniversary of American women winning the right to vote—declared a federal holiday. There is no federal holiday recognizing women. Male figures are celebrated from President’s Day to Christmas. The great achievement of the 20th century—the emancipation and empowerment of women—calls for recognition at the national level.

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Suffrage centennial events already underway in New York State

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The Lake George Historical Association Museum has set aside a small exhibition room in the LGHA Museum, 290 Canada Street, Lake George, NY to interpret suffrage activity in the Town of Caldwell (later Lake George and Village of Lake George) from the early 19th century through 1920. This year, 2017, marks the NY State suffrage centennial. Susan B. Anthony visited Lake George on several occasions to press for the cause for women suffrage. Katrina Trask, George Foster Peabody, Mary Loines and Mary Jacobi were among the Lake George/Bolton residents who persisted in keeping the issues alive. The pro and anti suffrage constituencies will be addressed. The LGHA has received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to kick off a 2107 exhibition with a theatrical performance portraying suffragists in Warren (Lake George) and Essex (Ticonderoga) Counties. LGHA collaborated with North Country Community College and the Ticonderoga Womens Studies Program to develop a dramatic script about the life of Essex resident Inez Milholland for the musical theater department at Lake George High School that was performed in 2016. For more information, contact Lisa Adamson at 518-307-7842.

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Turning Point Suffragist Memorial supports citizens medal for Inez Milholland!

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The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial supports the awarding of a presidential citizens medal to Inez Milholland from President Obama before he leaves office. Inez Milholland (1886-1916) died for our voting rights. She also led the first inaugural women’s march in the nation’s capitol in 1913. If you aren’t familiar with her story, visit the InezMilhollandCentennial.com web site and find out about the 2016 centennial campaign sponsored by the National Women’s History Project and co-chaired by Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr.

This year, 2017, is New York State’s suffrage centennial. The state effort promotes and educates events and celebrations throughout the year. Plans are already underway for the 2020 national centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

New zealand suffrage centennial medalThis is New Zealand’s suffrage centennial medal. New Zealand was the first nation in the world where women won the right to vote. By no means was it a slam dunk. New Zealand has had a Suffrage Centennial Medal in place since 1993. The national medal was intended to “recognize those New Zealand and Commonwealth citizens who had made a significant to women’s rights or women’s issues within New Zealand.” The medal has been awarded to 546 men and women.

The New Zealand suffrage medal is circular and bronze with an antique finish. The ribbon is purple with three narrow stripes of white, yellow and white in the center. When worn, the medal can be suspended by the ribbon shaped into a bow. The medal was manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint. For more information, follow this link.

The United States has no similar recognition for the largest social and political nonviolent revolution in U.S. history. This is why the nomination for a citizens medal for Inez Milholland is significant. U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier of California nominated Milholland for the honor in 2015.

The Suffrage Wagon Cafe has been posting programs about our national suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland.

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Suffragist Vigil 2017

Suffragist Vigil 2017

The Women’s March is scheduled for January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Find out about the details.

A vigil directly inspired by the U.S. women’s suffrage movement is scheduled for late January, from Sunday, January 29, 2017 through Saturday, February 4, 2017, EST at the United States Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House in Washington, DC.

In the tradition of the suffrage movement, the Suffragist Vigil will be a week of a silent sentinels to highlight the ERA (he Equal Rights Amendment) and other burning issues. Participants will be stationed at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the White House. Spread the word that you follow SuffrageCentennials.com

IN OTHER NEWS: Check with the InezMilhollandCentennial.com web site for updates about the pending nomination of Milholland for a presidential citizens medal.

The Suffrage Wagon Cafe has been posting programs about our national suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland.

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