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International Day of the Girl—Are you ready for 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial?

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, as declared by the United Nations. Photo below by UN Women. The UN observers state the following: “The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11th marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises.”

Are you planning with your organization for a 2020 observance of the 100 years of American women voting? What will you do personally, in terms of advocacy, to honor the past 100 years of women voting in the United States?

Are you following the campaign to honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, from now to 2020?

Support the New York State Museum in putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on permanent exhibit! Find out about the state museum’s renovation and expansion.

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is opening its doors in 2020 to celebrate the national suffrage centennial! In 2020, the Central Park statue in NYC will be unveiled. Vision 2020 will celebrate in Philadelphia.

First wave descendants in the news—Teacher guide, PLUS suffrage centennial updates!

Find out about the Suffrage Wagon Cafe’s grand opening in 2015!

Suffrage Wagon Cafe sponsoring special programs since 2015! on Vimeo


Join the August 26th annual “Toast to Tenacity,” sponsored each year by Vision 2020. This year’s event is Thursday, August 23, 2018—12 to 1 p.m.

August 18, 1920 was the actual date of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. The official date of this celebration is August 26th. This is the 98th year since the ratification and already, the nation is gearing up for the 2020 observance, an election year. Get busy planning now. SuffrageCentennials.com will bring you all the related news that fits.


First wave descendant Coline Jenkins recently appeared on CBS morning news to talk about August 26th and Women’s Equality Day. Descendants of the first wave of women’s rights activists have a higher profile than ever. Jenkins is the great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her high profile reflects years of her working behind the scenes with other descendants and interested citizens to bring the women’s suffrage movement out of obscurity and into the light. Descendants of Harriet Tubman and Ida B. Wells are making the news for special programs, including memorial statues.


The National Women’s History Project has put out a call for those interested in supporting August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) to be registered as a federal holiday. Find out more at the NWHP’s web site.


There are rumblings in the UK about a statue of Mrs. Pankhurst, the elder suffrage activist. Can there be too many statues of the famous leader? This is the controversy raging, well covered in the blog “Woman and her Sphere,” by Elizabeth Crawford. A planning application has been filed to dismantle one of the statues that’s causing backlash. Find out more.

A preview of the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony planned for NYC’s Central Park is on exhibit through August 26th at the New York Historical Society, an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan, founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum.


Raising money by first wavers to support their campaigning was a challenge. And it remains a challenge for organizations acknowledging the first wave as the 2020 suffrage centennial approaches. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is sponsoring a series of fundraisers to enable the organization to move to new quarters in Seneca Falls, NY. There’s a whole lot of fundraising going on.

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton, VA plans to open in August 2020. It’s not clear yet whether the opening will feature a complete offering of history treasures or if it will be partial. Your contribution makes an enormous difference!

New York Archives has an educators’ guide that fleshes out the articles published in the periodical and provides a link to the state’s curriculum standards, or the New York State Social Studies Framework. Paired with two articles from the summer issue, the guide provides supporting questions to direct students in reading articles and responding to questions relative to understanding primary sources. nysarchivestrust.org

A special National Women’s History Project luncheon has been scheduled to announce the 2018 Women’s History Month honorees to be recognized at an inaugural awards luncheon and program on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Location: Hilton Oakland Airport located at One Hegenberger Road in Oakland, CA. Below: Offerings from the NWHP store, a great source of gifts and women’s history memorabilia.Winning the Vote

Work is underway to create a national women’s trail to be announced during 2020, the national suffrage celebration. A total of 27 states are now represented. If you would like to get involved, call or email NCWHS president, Marsha Weinstein. Phone: 502-819-2537

Email: mweinst413@gmail.com.)

All the news that can fit about suffrage centennials, news, views, and special events turned out to be too much for one blog. That is why Suffrage Wagon Cafe has been busy since March of 2015 sponsoring special programs. And the activity isn’t over yet. During 2017, the year of the suffrage centennial in New York State, thousands relied on Suffrage Wagon News Channel for news about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US.

Visit other suffrage-friendly platforms, including LetsRockTheCradle.com and SuffrageWagon.org

Follow SuffrageCentennials.com that has been publishing since 2013. Suffrage Wagon Cafe is a source of special programs and videos about the first wave in the US. Video about the cafe’s grand opening in March of 2015.


“Trouble Brewing in Seneca Falls, NY”: Plus suffrage centennial news!

“Trouble in Seneca Falls, New York” is an audio podcast series on Vimeo.

IN OTHER NEWS: There will be a Statue Fund press conference to announce the winning sculptor of the design competition for the Stanton/Anthony Woman Suffrage Monument on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at 10 a.m. For more information, 347-224-8976.

The National Park Service women’s equality site will be participating in Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY from July 20-22, 2018. On Saturday, July 21, 2018 there will be a book signing for “W is for Waterfall,” a book for children highlighting women’s history by Aileen Easter. From 2:45 to 4 p.m the same day a program called “The Role of Women in the Promotion of Peace: From Lucretia Mott and the Universal Peace Union…” with content up to the present day. Starting on Convention Days and running through August 1, 2018, the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY has put out a call to storytellers and artists to imagine and create their own versions of the famous conversation between Amelia Bloomer, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on May 12, 1851. Link to the NWHF web site for more information.

50-50 in 2020 is a nonpartisan organization based in Iowa whose goal is to recruit, train and mentor women political candidates in sufficient numbers that by the year 2020, the centennial of women’s suffrage, women will hold 50 percent of the seats in the Iowa Legislature, 50 percent of the Iowa congressional delegation, and the governor’s office.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial has announced that it will open the national suffrage memorial in Lorton, VA on August 26, 2020. That day will have more than its share of attention. Make sure that the memorial meets its funding deadline by contributing NOW. And become a member so that you’ll receive updates and special notices.

We’ve made a contribution to Turning Point. What about you? The Votes for Women activists had us in mind when they took action from 1848 to 1920. Let’s be there for them today. If you’re an Inez Milholland supporter (our national suffrage martyr), Inez will be featured on station 8 of the suffragist memorial, along with a broad arc of honoring a wide range of those who stood up to be heard. We’re all needed now!

Nonprofit Vote has trainings and resources for non profits offering election training.

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It is up to us to build and support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!

$20 for 2020

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial will open in Lorton, Virginia by 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial, with your help. Your $20+ tax deductible donation comes with perks. Here they are:

$20+ donation: Your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association website dedication page.

$100+ donation: Your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor on a scrolling, interactive monitor within the Memorial

Plus everything above
$101+ donation: A signed certificate as a member of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association

Plus everything above
$1000+ donation

Your selection of a name to be inscribed on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Donor Wall
Invitation to the Memorial’s ribbon cutting celebration in 2020. There are more perks. Find out more at the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial web site.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on our Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Keep up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event in 2020. Remember Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr from now through 2020 (InezMilholland.wordpress.com). And support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.

We’re preparing for the 2020 national suffrage centennial!

A MESSAGE FROM TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL: “The courage, sacrifice and tenacity of five million quiet heroes who fought for 72 years to win the vote are the driving forces behind the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, a visual symbol and national learning landmark to honor and commemorate their resolve and triumph. The #Donate20By2020 campaign celebrates the greatest expansion of democracy in a single day the world has ever seen—the “Turning Point” passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. #Donate20By2020 gives everyone the power to elevate this little-known, heroic suffrage story to its proper place in history.

Donate to celebrate a woman you love. Donate to celebrate a suffrage movement that put American women in the Constitution for the first time and continues to change lives. Contributions in any amount are welcome, but the #Donate20By2020 campaign includes special recognition – in honor or in memory – for donations of $20 or more.

Donate $20 (or more) for 2020.

Suffrage Centennials was showered with attention by New Mexico Press Women at the organization’s annual conference and awards banquet on April 25, 2015 with a first-place award as a non-profit blog. Judges said that the perspectives expressed on Suffrage Centennials represent a “great introduction” to the subject of the women’s suffrage movement and the upcoming centennial celebrations, as well as being “a great topic” in its own right. NMPW is New Mexico’s largest inclusive media organization.

The year, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Prepare now for the celebration.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on our Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Keep up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event in 2020. Remember Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr from now through 2020 (InezMilholland.wordpress.com). And support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.

$20 for 2020 launched by Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

No, it isn’t too late to support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. In fact, if you act now—it is perfect timing.

“With your help, we will educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights.” This is what is happening and you can be in the forefront.

When you visit the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial’s web site, you can see who is involved and how your $20 will open doors. Find out about Cafe Latino that interviewed Pat Depew Wirth about the project. Get up to date with how money is being raised for the memorial. Sign up to make sure that the memorial planned for Lorton, VA opens in 2020.

Donate $20 (or more) for 2020.


A Santa wish list for 2016 focuses on women’s suffrage projects & centennial programs!

Watch the Video

Santa, will you save the day for a citizens medal for Inez Milholland? on Vimeo.

Will “Spirit of 1776” will on exhibit in 2020? on Vimeo.

We’re coming down to the wire. Every year we circulate our Santa wish list. Take a look at our wish list for December 2014. We wished for a funded New York State suffrage centennial commission. NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation creating and funding a suffrage centennial commission from 2017 through 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

This year, 2016, we’re asking Santa for a miracle: a presidential citizens medal for our nation’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. This year, 2016, is the centennial observance of her death on November 25, 1916. Visit the centennial web site for details. InezMilhollandCentennial.com The citizens medal application has been sponsored and supported by the National Womens History Project.

We’re carrying forward two wishes from the past: a national women’s suffrage memorial as proposed and being planned by Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. And a statue in NYC’s Central Park honoring Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others. Let’s support the completion of a memorial and a women’s statue in Central Park on or before the national 2020 suffrage centennial. To these wishes, we’ve added the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution!

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.