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A suffrage postal stamp? Convention Days in July? And suffrage news from the US and UK!

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CONVENTION DAYS IN SENECA FALLS, NY EVERY JULY! ARE YOU GOING?

FROM THE UK DURING ITS 2018 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL OBSERVANCE:

Amnesty International has published a “Suffragette Spirit Map” as part of the 2018 suffrage commemoration in the United Kingdom. The organization noted in a release: “The incredible work of the suffragettes – ordinary women who stopped at nothing to get their voices heard – paved the way for a century of women’s rights work in the UK. The suffragette spirit is alive and well in the UK today. Women across the UK are still fighting for their rights. ”

WHAT ABOUT US SUFFRAGE COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS IN 2020?

The likelihood of suffrage centennial stamps being distributed is up in the air. Several organizations and interested individuals are asking about their prior letters to the US Postal Service recommending Inez Milholland and other high-profile Votes for Women activists. But it isn’t certain if these suggestions were received or if they will  be acted on during 2020. If you have a minute, send a letter of inquiry to: Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300, Washington, DC 20260-3501, and consult their website. The Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee is appointed by the Postmaster General.

EQUALITY SALON AT THE BELMONT-PAUL WOMEN’S EQUALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT:

The National Woman’s Party’s suffrage headquarters at 144 Constitution Ave NE In Washington, DC is operating as part of the National Park Service (now the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument). Its programs are noteworthy. On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 there’s an Equality Salon from 6-8 p.m. entitled “Women’s Equality in the Age of #MeToo.” On Thursday, July 26, 2018 there will be a centennial book talk with Rebecca Roberts about her new published work, “Suffragists In Washington,DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote” at the East City Bookshop in Washington, DC.

MATCHING FUNDS CAMPAIGN FOR ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE

The deadline is July 15, 2018 to give to the Alice Paul Institute’s matching funds campaign to raise money for its ongoing campaign. Donors have contributed $8,000 of the goal of $10,000 that can sustain the current level of leadership programs. It can take 40 girls to participate in the International Day of the Girl at the United Nations. It can take 10 girls to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in DC in March 2019. It can offer 3 weeks of dynamic leadership programs for middle and high school students. With $20,000 those goals can be doubled. Visit the Alice Paul Institute: AlicePaul.org

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Alice Paul Institute is 30 years old: Celebrate during Women’s History Month

VIDEO: Alice Paul Institute is having a birthday bash! on Vimeo.

Alice Paul Institute is celebrating its 30th year on March 19, 2015 by presenting the annual Alice Paul Equality Awards to its “Founding Mothers,” the organization’s eleven original board members. The birth of what’s now known as the Alice Paul Institute dates back to a small group of South Jersey NOW- Alice Paul Chapter members who were inspired by the Equal Rights Amendment. Their first task was to raise funds to purchase Alice Paul’s papers at auction, followed by the group’s incorporation as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation. Then came the daunting task of raising the funds to purchase and save Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s childhood home. All of this happened and now after 30 years, the Alice Paul Institute is an established suffrage history-friendly organization with its tenacles in local, state, national and international issues and projects. The Alice Paul Equality Awards event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on March 19th at the Westin Mount Laurel, 555 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, NJ.

IN OTHER NEWS: March 28, 2015 is the grand opening of Suffrage Wagon Cafe.

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