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A Holiday to give Thanks for keeping the Vision of an Equal Rights Amendment Alive with LETTER #5…!

Special thanks to all the volunteers over almost a decade and more who have honored the work of volunteers who have come before us. We stand on their shoulders and continue to pass the torch to the future.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

We have sent LETTER #5 TO SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER…to get him paying attention to the reminders to make an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution possible in 2023. Let’s get the ratification time limit restrictions onto the Senate floor for a vote!

Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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Hummus for breakfast with a cup of tea! Thinking about an ERA for the US Constitution!

by Marguerite Kearns

I made a big serving of hummus this morning for breakfast with pita bread and hot tea. I looked over the refrigerator contents and the cans of organic chickpeas screamed at me from the kitchen shelf. Have us for breakfast…they said. I took down my blender and cranked up the hot water for tea.

Cleaning up after myself is the most difficult part of eyeballing the ingredients to make hummus for breakfast.  The blender isn’t the easiest to clean, but it a necessary part of the process—

Chickpeas, cooked. Tahini. Olive oil. Lemon. A dash of hot sauce. A whiff of garlic. Sake vinegar. Soy sauce. Whatever.

This goes down easy, but that’s not true with the news this morning that the US Congress is so divided that it’s unlikely to get much passed from now to the 2024 presidential election.

So I need vitamins, hummus, and plenty of caffein over the next two years.

Who cares if women have been working for 100 years with the goal of an equal rights. amendment to the US Constitution!  We care, and our job is to keep the issue alive.

This is our goal and the reason we persist.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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Our Time has Come, but there’s still time to get the ERA voted on…LETTER #4 TO THE US SENATE!

This web site, SuffrageCentennials.com, owes a great deal to the volunteers who for a decade from 2010 to 2020 had a vision. We were going to celebrate 100 years of US women voting by continuing our postings and spending the time and effort to do what we could to contribute to the effort of getting an equal rights amendment included in the US Constitution.

So we are working, and reaching out to others on Planet Earth who are also facing obstacles.

ACTION LETTER #4 TO GET THE US SENATE OFF ITS DUFF

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Below is Letter #1 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

OUR SUCCESSES AND LIMITATIONS IN BRINGING WOMEN TOGETHER

We were successful in part. The worldwide pandemic limited the activities, but there were many centennial accomplishments in 2020 in spite of the lockdowns and different issues popping up in many quarters. We completed our goals of a celebration. Then the atmosphere shifted with court decisions and new priorities. The handwriting is on the wall. We are leaning in the direction of 2023 with the 100th anniversary of US women working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

Our vision has prevailed. And now new generations are carrying the torch. The world is in a turmoil and some citizens believe we are headed into a downturn as far as women are concerned. Others have different points of view. We’re urging others to keep an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution alive and center in our hopes and dreams.

AN ENDING TO THE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS AFTER CLOSE TO A DECADE?

As of the end of 2022 approaches, Suffrage Wagon News Channel will continue publishing. The Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon will move forward as part of the permanent collection of the New York State Museum. Thanks to the many friends of supporters of SuffrageCentennials.com

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Blog posting by Marguerite Kearns & How sometimes Our Work consists of Keeping the Issues, like the ERA, Alive…

Election Day is November 8, 2022. Don’t forget to vote.

Check out the blog posting for SUNY Press with the reminder by Marguerite Kearns that it was an extraordinary effort for US women to win the right to vote, Marguerite frames the issue with highlights from her life and her grandparents, Edna and Wilmer Kearns.

CHECK IT OUT…

sunypress.edu/Blog/2022/When-Civic-Duty-and-Family-Legacy-Meet-at-the-Polls

WHERE WE ARE IN THE CONTINUING ERA LEGAL STRUGGLE

This is a summary, above.

WE HAVE JOINED THE ERA COALITION

Part of our work consists of keeping issues alive. The suffrage activist Alice Paul devoted her life to winning the right to vote of American women, as well as an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. She wrote the first version of the ERA in 1923. The year, 2023, is the 100th anniversary of US women working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

Make sure you are voting. We are now members of the ERA Coalition. See graphics of welcoming from a recent ERA Coalition newsletter highlighting ERA partners.

You will find this resource helpful when advocating for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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Happy Halloween and Let’s Celebrate! Plus Letter #3 supporting an ERA in the US Constitution!

Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.

As we pass the torch to the future, we continue to remember those who came before us. And we celebrate those in the future who carry on the work.

The book published by SUNY Press in 2021 by Marguerite Kearns: An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights 

This work celebrates those women who came before us and introduced the idea of passing a torch to future generations to carry on the struggle.

LETTER #3 SUPPORTING AN EQUAL. RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Above is Letter #3 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510. We’ve been working to get legislation on the floor of the US Senate to remove the time limits on the ERA now that the required number of states has been reached.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

SuffrageCentennials.com has many videos and posts about this topic. Check out some of these efforts at Vimeo.com/kearnsmarguerite

Suffrage Wagon News Channel continues its publication. And SuffrageCentennials.com is a partner of the ERA Coalition that has 280+ participants. Please join!

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Video about suffrage activist Alice Paul shines light on her ERA role…LETTER #2

Americans of all shapes and backgrounds will be honoring the work of Alice Paul in 2023 when our eyes shift to the upcoming centennial campaign suffrage centennial campaign in 1923. It’s the date associated with the 2023 date of US women working on an amendment to the US Constitution for 100 years.  We have an active ERA coalition in place to make 2023 the target for an ERA passage. And there is an Alice Paul Institute in New Jersey.

You will be hearing a lot about the 100 year anniversary during 2023. Is the US going to ignore this very important suffrage centennial? Or make it a “top priority?”

NOT A LOT IS KNOWN  ABOUT MILITANT SUFFRAGE ACTIVIST ALICE PAUL

She was a hard worker and perhaps Alice Paul is one of the most educated women of her generation. Why is it that few known much about her? This is one of the programs Marguerite Kearns presents. Contact Marguerite to recruit her to present to your group on zoom. See the phone number at the end of this post. Find out the real story about why it’s important for US women to have an equal rights amendment in the US Constitution. It will protect the rights of everyone facing prejudice and discrimination on account of sex.

LETTER #2 TO CHUCK SCHUMER AS PART OF THE ERA COALITION SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

Yes, we are partners in the ERA Coalition and we have sent Letter #2 in support of adding an equal rights amendment  to the US Constitution.

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Below is Letter #2 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510.

Letter #2 from Suffrage Centennials to Chuck Schumer in the US Senate.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Keep tabs on the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns. Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

 

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“A League of their Own!”– the next generation after the suffragists…& LETTER #1

History isn’t something we compartmentalize. It lives. It breathes. It’s very much in our awareness. This message is being shared in conjunction with institutions and museums, as well as recently published books, museum exhibitions, and historical society exhibits and related events. Our ancestors and family members engaged in social awareness and activism, passed the torch to others now and in the future, and they carry on the work. Find out more about this. Give Marguerite Kearns a call.

WE ARE PARTNERS IN THE NATIONAL ERA COALITION

Members of the ERA Coalition, also known as partners, will be meeting biweekly to facilitate campaigns on the local level. These gatherings will be scheduled every other Thursday at 1 p.m., EST. Let us know if you have sent letters to the editor of local newspapers, or op-eds.

The next generation after the wave resulting in the grandchildren of the suffragists is portrayed in this terrific treatment about young women who love to be out on the ballfields of cities and small towns carving out their own identity by way of their own baseball league. It’s a joy to contemplate and assist in being there to witness how the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution affected the lives of a diverse group of concerned women.

LETTER #1 TO CHUCK SCHUMER

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Below is Letter #1 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

Another example of the support that’s around us when we do this work!

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been going strong since 2009.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Isn’t it enough that US women have been working 100 years for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution ?

WHAT IS A “TOP PRIORITY” FOR THE US SENATE?

We are getting the impression that an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution is NOT a top priority for the US Senate. The US House of Representatives considered an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution a top priority when it passed legislation removing the time limits on ratification.

And now we women of the US must convince the US Senate that this is an important goal. Why? The 100th anniversary of the US Constitution in 2020 wasn’t enough? The 100th anniversary of US women working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution in 2023 isn’t enough?

THE PROPOSED ERA TO THE US CONSTITUTION INCLUDES MEN

YES. The equal rights amendment to the US Constitution protects people of all sexes and identifications.

By 2025, the goal is to have 500 partners working for the passage of the ERA. This suggests that our struggle may be a long one.  What do we US women have to do now? Cartwheels? A standing army? A letter campaign to the US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer? That’s what the ERA Coalition is recommending.

Since SuffrageCentennials.com is a partner of the ERA Coalition, we have committed ourselves to write letters to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

This web site has been powered by the efforts of volunteers for almost a decade. We honor the contributions of many volunteers, now and over 100 years ago, who did what they could so that we could build on that equality base and move the support work forward. What’s the fundamental problem? Is it because US women have conducted a nonviolent campaign for equal rights since the founding of this nation? There seems to be a continuing problem. What is it? Is it required now that US women must write letters to Chuck Schumer in order to move this issue forward?

WE ARE PARTNERS IN THE ERA COALITION

SuffrageCentennials.com sent a representative to the ERA Coalition meeting in September 2022. We’ll be sending email updates and publish on an irregular basis about the ERA or equal rights amendment progress during 2023 until the recruiting is complete for more grassroots volunteers to share the work load.

Remember that some day we will all come together. Build a beloved community so we keep the instances of burnout under control.

Women are written into U.S. history! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

SuffrageWagon.org continues its publication.

Marguerite Kearns introduces the book, “An Unfinished Revolution” on Vimeo.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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We Honor the Suffrage Activists who Participated in the Early Women’s Rights Movement

ERA ALERT FOR TODAY…

Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.

DO WE HONOR SOME ACTIVISTS AND THEN LABEL AND MAKE JUDGMENTS ABOUT OTHERS?

We honor the range of those who participated in the early women’s rights movement in the United States. Contrary to some claims, the campaigning to win the vote for women in the United States was not monolithic. There were hundreds of women’s suffrage organizations, and all participants weren’t required to agree on anything more than women should be allowed to vote and participate in the public affairs of the nation.

The context now reflects a diverse range of supporters. Those who worked for the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution represented women’s voting rights who didn’t speak with one voice and one point of view. The WHY behind their actions is a study that is, in itself, an unfinished revolution.

THE “WHY” OF THOSE WHO MARCHED, AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO DIDN’T…

US women were marginalized and virtually invisible over 100 years ago. They were fortunate to have even one suffrage image in the history books taught to their children. During and after the 2020 centennial celebration of the 19th amendment, a great deal of information has been uncovered that was not previously available.

This includes a filling out of who participated in the long and diverse struggle, with facts about their backgrounds and special interests.  The “why” of the eff0rts that bridged generations has been included in numerous books, podcasts, archives, and numerous sources identified and consulted. The “why” of the activists themselves is an example of research yet to be completed.

Thank you, Meredith Machen, for recognizing long-term and dedicated supporters, as we celebrate your own commitment to an increased awareness of our valiant women over the past decade. I love this part where we honor each other for the extra effort that is so often unrecognized! Brava!

We’re partners in the ERA Coalition, an effort to support an equal rights amendment being included in the US Constitution. In 2023, US women will have been working on this uphill task for 100 years.

Check out Suffrage Wagon News Channel. It has been publishing since 2009 and supporting the New York State Museum placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibition.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Many many folks contributed to this national suffrage memorial…Video

US women started working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution 100 years ago in 1923. Will 2023 be the year that it finally becomes part of the US Constitution?

While we reeled from the news of a pandemic, the national suffrage memorial finally opened outside of Washington, DC.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.  We are considering next steps and will have an announcement soon. Special thanks to those who have played an important part in putting in the extra effort to make a national suffrage memorial a priority in their lifetimes.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

Support the New York State Museum in placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and Long Island in 1913.

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