Inaugural meeting of NYS women’s suffrage commission held in Seneca Falls, NY

NYS suffrage centennial

NEWS: The campaign is in the last stages for the nomination of America’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, to be awarded a presidential citizens’ medal. The online digital petition is still available for your signature.

The kick-off for New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was held in Seneca Fall, NY in August 2016. The commission is responsible for a series of statewide programs celebrating the suffrage victory in New York State in 1917. New York women won the right to vote in November of 1917.

“We will be taking the message of women’s equality all across the State over the next three years and celebrating the accomplishments of women and their contributions history,” said Commission Chair Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “At the same time, as the state’s highest-ranking elected woman, I hope we can inspire the next generation of young women who want to rise up and achieve great things themselves.”

The New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was sponsored by Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. During its inaugural meeting in 2016, members of the Commission outlined plans for events to take place over the next three years highlighting historic achievements for women that include voting rights.

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Free 15-minute film when you sign petition to President Obama to award Inez Milholland with citizens’ medal!

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Imagine award for InezThe awarding of Inez Milholland with a presidential citizens’ award is an important step in greeting the New Year. Such an award would be a special gift for the holiday season.

The petition in support of the nomination to award the Presidential Citizens Medal to Inez Milholland Boissevain, attorney and American suffrage martyr (1886-1916), on the centennial observance of her death is gathering momentum. Nominated by California U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, the award is supported by the Inez Milholland Centennial, the National Women’s History Project, The National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Equal Rights National Monument, Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, and many others. If your name and your organization is not included here, become a partner at InezMilhollandCentennial.com

If you haven’t signed the petition, please do so NOW.

And order your free copy of the 15-minute film about Inez, “Forward into Light” from Martha Wheelock. The DVD is a treasure and perfect for school groups, personal and organizational use.

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Write a letter about Inez Milholland—your voice counts!

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Writing a letter about Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

Address your letter to:

President Barack Obama, ATTN: Executive Clerk’s Office, The White House, Washington, DC 20502

More information about Inez Milholland at InezMilhollandCentennial.com There is also a link for the digital petition.

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Remember Christmas Day memorial service for Inez Milholland, U.S. suffrage martyr!

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Remember Christmas Day memorial for Inez Milholland, U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

November 25, 2016 is the 100th observance of the death of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, on November 25, 1916. A memorial observance was held for Inez on Christmas day in 1916. Check out the web page for the InezMilhollandCentennial for 2016. President Obama has been asked to award Inez with a presidential citizens medal. Sign the petition on the centennial web site and remember Inez this year and over the next four years until 2020, the observance of American women voting for 100 years.

Check out article by Kathleen A. Kelly in New York History where she discussed the symbolism of Inez and her story.

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A message about Election 2016 from Susan B. Anthony & Pam Elam!

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Post 2016 Election Reflection & the Future! on Vimeo.

In the aftermath of Election 2016, Pam Elam sent this message to friends and associates. She quotes Susan B. Anthony, who of all people understood the struggle for equality and what women were up against. Many of us know Pam because of her tireless work in support of a women’s statue in Central Park of New York City. Check out her web site.

Pam sent the following quote by Susan B. Anthony (1870) to sisters and friends:

“So while I do not pray for anybody or any party to commit outrages, still I do pray, and that earnestly and constantly, for some terrific shock to startle the women of this nation into a self-respect which will compel them to see the abject degradation of their present position; which will force them to break their yoke of bondage, and give them faith in themselves; which will make them proclaim their allegiance to women first; which will enable them to see that man can no more feel, speak or act for woman than could the old slaveholder for his slave. The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it. O, to compel them to see and feel, and to give them the courage and conscience to speak and act for their own freedom, though they face the scorn and contempt of all the world for doing it.”

In Sisterhood, Pam Elam

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