Our work requires thought, planning, and preparation.
Start planning now for Women’s History Month in March. And we’re working on building support to make August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, a national holiday. Have you signed a petition? Have you done your part in getting support from your state or organization?
Who would have thought that the popularity of suffrage tea houses in the early women’s rights campaigning had to do with bathrooms?
City public places often didn’t have bathrooms for women. And the Market Street tea house in downtown Philadelphia became a place for voting rights meetings as well a place where Edna and Wilmer met as a place to get to know each other.
FIND OUT THE STORY OF HOW EDNA AND WILMER FELL IN LOVE IN THE BOOK BY MARGUERITE KEARNS.
2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative continues sharing news about centennial activity through the end of this year. WVCI hosted two programs with the National Archives on the centennial celebration itself—what happened and what was learned from it. Visit 2020Centennial.org
In the event that my friends have the impression that I’m a one-channel station, take a look at the video about the Española Farmers Market in New Mexico where I’m been blogging and documenting images of produce since 2007. October is usually the last month before farmers’ markets close for the season. Here’s a sampling in the video I made a few years ago.
I thought that it might be necessary to retire SuffrageCentennials.com after all of the suffrage and women’s rights activities of 2020. We couldn’t have imagined the bipartisan support for the recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Sad to say that the efforts of those wishing to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution have been fiercely opposed. The ERA was drafted almost 100 years ago in 1923 by suffrage activist Alice Paul. The United States is behind in terms of guaranteeing equal rights to women, more than half of the US voting public.
WILL THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT BE ADDED TO THE US CONSTITUTION?
Our specialty over the past decade has been to send reminder emails about upcoming events and special activities. For more than a decade we were promoting a mostly volunteer voting rights movement to take place in 2020. It happened. Great work!
And now what? More opposition? Voting restrictions? The activists of the early 20th century women’s voting rights movement would be horrified to discover that zeal and determination to restrict voting rights.
We also have opposition to the basics of constitutional protection. An Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. This is unacceptable.
Don’t give up, says an active and persistent advocate, Sylvia Cruz in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Generations of us have been passing the torch, I’m adding to the appeal. WE have moved this far due to persistence and determination.
Let’s celebrate who we are, what we have accomplished together, and more. Stand firm and pass the torch!