Tag Archive | August 26th

New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women voting!

New Zealand women have been voting for the past 125 years! This observance is being accompanied with planning to erect a plaque to commemorate 1893 to 2018 by the Walmate Edwardian Heritage Group. Records show that on a suffrage petition submitted to Parliament on July 28, 1893, the names and addresses of about 24,000 women aged over 21 were featured.

Honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

Be prepared for the reactions of some Americans who don’t want to be reminded that U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years in 2020.

Also, there are Americans who want to see August 26th designated as a national holiday.

It’s uncomfortable to many citizens that after almost 100 years of women voting, no women has been elected to serve in the Oval Office in Washington, DC.

Also—in 2023, U.S. women will have been working for 100 years to guarantee equal rights for women under the U.S. Constitution.

The above video was produced in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the death of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. Many American women have no idea that Inez Milholland died in 1916 for women’s voting rights.

Follow the Inez Milholland centennial blog. Find out the larger context at SuffrageCentennials.com

Stop by Suffrage Wagon News Channel to find out about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns and others that was on exhibit at the New  York State Museum from 2017 to 2018. The wagon is a symbol of the agitation around women’s voting rights. Support the New York State Museum in finding a way to put the wagon on permanent exhibit, for now and future generations.

Get ready to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, PLUS suffrage centennial news!

Are you and your organization ready to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th? Have you ever held an August 26th fundraiser? Or presented a special mention about August 26th at your organization’s meeting? This may already be late for deep planning, but it’s not too late to be thinking about it. Get started now and then see what happens. You may be surprised.

August 26th isn’t a national holiday even though it should be. Ask your friends if they are aware of why August 26th is significant. See how many know that it’s the commemoration of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote. Important? You bet. The 2020 election is coming up. Will the US finally have a woman candidate of a major U.S. American party who will bring women voters together? Start by some August 26th awareness.

Amelia Bowen reads the joint resolution of the US Congress in 1971, introduced in Congress by Rep. Bella Abzug. August 26th of each year has been designated as Women’s Equality Day. It celebrates the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. The audio podcast was produced by Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Lake Placid, New York is on the bandwagon with a suffrage centennial exhibit at The History Museum at the Lake Placid train station created by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society that opened officially on June 27, 2018.

The Suffolk County Historical Society on Long Island (NY) continues with its membership drive. Please keep this in mind when looking to support suffrage-friendly organizations. The Suffolk County Historical Society created an excellent display featuring Long Island suffrage activists during 2017 when New York State celebrated its 100 years of its women voting. This exhibition attracted considerable interest, and now an edited version of the highlights can be seen in a display case in the Historical Society’s basement.

Don’t forget to contact the National Women’s History Project for copies of “How Women Won the Vote.” They’re great handouts for August 26th events and a valuable source of information about the importance of planning for 2020 now.

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