Equal Rights Amendment passage in Virginia predicted for 2019! Plus more news!

The passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, if passed in 2019, won’t be the end of the debate over the next Amendment to empower women in the US Constitution. However, it’s a major stepping stone to reaching the goal. Accompanying this rite of passage will be considerable attention given to August 2020 when US women will have been voting for 100 years.

We’ve been on the case here at Suffrage Centennials since 2013, knocking on doors, producing and circulating videos, telling stories and participating in an incredible national movement to bring the story of American women into the forefront. There are suffrage commissions in states across the country. We now have a national suffrage commission that met for the first time in December of 2018.

More women are running for election than ever before. And we’re continuing on, publishing with 2020 in mind. And how about you? Sign up for posts to

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At a press conference held recently, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the state’s suffrage centennial commission. Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, History Colorado Chairperson Cathey McClain Finlon, and more of the 25 female women in public service who have committed to the Commission.

This entry was posted on January 5, 2019, in Blog.

Happy New Year from your friends celebrating suffrage centennials!

Looking forward to women’s suffrage centennial celebrations & storytelling! on Vimeo.

Happy New Year from your friends celebrating suffrage centennials and the New Year in 2019!

We will continue bringing 2020 to everyone’s attention. We will honor the many events and celebrations scheduled for 2020 when US women will have been voting for 100 years.

We will keep in mind that in 2023 US women will have been struggling to include equal rights in the US Constitution for 100 years. We will still be concerned about fair and honest elections in 2020. We will be asking why the US doesn’t have a national suffrage medal like New Zealand.

We will support the descendants of the first wave of women’s rights activists. We will get behind efforts to tell the entire story of the struggles of women and their male allies.

We support men in their own liberation struggles to make our personal lives consistent with the broader issues. And we will make New Year’s resolutions consistent with our hopes and dreams!



Updates to Suffrage Centennials & news about voting rights !


The Martha Hughes Cannon Statue Oversight Committee was chartered and commissioned by the Utah Legislature to oversee the creation and placement of a statue of activist Martha Hughes Cannon in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. To learn more, visit

We can’t stay on top of the number of events and special programs being planned for 2020. We attempt to pass on a representative sampling.

DENIAL OF VOTING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, plus voter supression

The celebration of 100 years of women voting in the United States is plagued with attempts to suppress and limit voter rights by special political interests. This also happened following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that passed in 1920 when special interests in the South and elsewhere stood in the way of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights based on race and ethnic origins. It took decades during the 20th century to turn some of these suppression efforts aside.

Today, the efforts to deny, suppress, manipulate, and control outcome of elections by gerrymandering still continues. Free and fair elections are still an unrealized goal in the United States. This is why the observance and celebration of suffrage centennials is so important.


On January 19, 2019, women, women from across the nation will gather for the annual women’s march. In other locations across the nation, many are also expected to participate in “sister” marches. The location for the main march has been changed. Watch for updates.

State of New York rolled out red carpet for 100 years of women voters in New York State on Vimeo.

What is next from New York State for 2020?

The New York State suffrage commission is empowered through 2020. Other states are also creating 2020 suffrage commissions. Follow Suffrage Centennials for news and views.

Happy holidays 2018 from Suffrage Centennials!

Happy holidays from Suffrage Centennials. We have been publishing since 2013 and we’re going strong in the direction of 2020, the U.S. suffrage centennial.

During 2018, the UK held an observance of its suffrage centennial where many, but not all of its women citizens, won the right to vote in 1918. France followed in 1944. Unfortunately we aren’t able to cover all suffrage movements around the world. However, if you have an article or news item to share, please get in touch! Expand our sphere of influence.

Let’s get busy during 2019 preparing for 2020 when the US will be observing 100 years of women voting with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Recommended links:

Suffrage Wagon News Channel

Lets Rock the Cradle

Inez Milholland Centennial Blog







Christmas Day and Inez Milholland go together!

From 2016 to 2020 for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

It wasn’t so long ago that when Inez Milholland’s name was mentioned, many people asked “Who is she?” Now things have changed, and the name recognition for our nation’s suffrage martyr is at a much higher level. This is due, in part, to the flurry of activity during 2016 and the centennial of Inez Milholland’s death.

The National Women’s History Project honored Inez during 2016, and now she has been nominated to be included in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. When will we know? Some time during 2019. And we are continuing to work toward Inez being included in the 2020 suffrage festivities. This video was produced back in 2016 when we launched the centennial observance for Inez.

Stay tuned for new developments. Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women produced a terrific 15-minute video in 2016 that brought the story of Inez to thousands of people across the nation and around the world. The Inez centennial blog continues following Inez and those who love her. Honor Inez during 2019. Keep your fingers crossed for good news!

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Contact Marguerite by email: MargueriteKearns at gmail dot com. Phone: 505-300-1002. Consider submitting a point of view for publication and followup by calling directly. is a clearing house on information about the 2020 women’s vote centennial. We note events, programs, and announcements.

First Wave of the women’s rights movement—VIDEOS about descendants…

Report from the inside of the women’s rights first wave! on Vimeo. has syndicated news stories from Suffrage Wagon News Channel. We’ve been hearing reports about the millions of descendants of the first wave of women’s rights activists. They’re women and men and people from all sorts of backgrounds and interests. And this is the reason, in part, why the upcoming 2020 suffrage centennial has been getting so much attention. Interest and planning is ongoing across the nation.


When the word speads even more about the 2020 votes for women centennial, more communicators will need quotations, guest blogs, interviews, and more. Marguerite Kearns is available. Call her at 505-300-1002 or visit the Cradle web site.

Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine took a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US during the fall of 2013. Now they’re transitioning the blog into a communications resource. is a partner in this project.

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This entry was posted on December 17, 2018, in Blog.

Wyoming celebrates 150 years of women voting!

On December 10, 1869, Wyoming territory passed the first law in United States history granting women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the U.S. ratification of the 19th amendment. The State of Wyoming’s tourism office is focusing on this commemoration.

Since is a clearing house for events and information, send us news of suffrage centennial events and points of view.


If you aren’t planning with your organization for a 2020 observance of the 100 years of American women voting—you should be.

What will you do personally, in terms of advocacy, to honor the past 100 years of women voting in the United States? Put this on the top of your “to do” list to think about during 2019. And then on January 1, 2019, make a resolve as to what you plan to do about it.

We’re all caught up with end of the year activities. Start thinking now about 2020 during 2019—and then 2023 when women in the US will have been working 100 years for an Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Make an end of the year donation NOW and support your priorities!


Enter the conversation. Send us your events and thoughts about planning for 2020.

The Minnesota Historical Society is working with its partner, the League of Women Voters, to celebrate 2020. Are you following the campaign to honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, from now to 2020?

Plan a trip to the New York State Museum that is putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit during 2020 and part of the rotating permanent exhibit!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in opening its doors in 2020 to celebrate the national suffrage centennial!

Don’t forget the fundraising appeal for the restoration of the Farmington, NY Quaker Meeting House that sponsored many historic events. 

Follow is a public service for writers, editors, educators, bloggers, newsletter editors, and many others who are interested in spreading the word about the 2020 centennial celebration in the United States when women will have been voting for 100 years.


Suffrage Centennials in other places, like the UK!

December 12, 2018 marks 100 years since women first voted in a general election in the UK. Sara at HistoricNewspapers in the UK reached out to tell us about their new timeline and chart that puts a perspective on a selection of countries and how long it took to grant voting rights.

Elizabeth Crawford in the UK has been blogging over the past few years as she has in her possession valuable primary documents from the votes for women movement. She says in a recent posting:

Suffrage Stories: The First Women General Election Candidates, 1918: Winifred Carney

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21 November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, by which women were for the first time able to stand for election as members of Parliament.

It was only earlier in the year, on 6 February, that some women (over 30 and fulfilling a small property qualification) had at long last been granted the parliamentary vote and now, as the Great War had come to an end, women actually had the prospect of sitting in the House of Commons.

Crawford’s recent posting is about 1918 when women took advantage of the opening by running for office. Her work is fascinating and well worth following. Crawford purchases suffrage materials and memorabilia.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow 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.

Happy Holidays from your friends celebrating suffrage centennials!

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Statue projects commemorating Votes for Women activists are expensive. There are statues popping up all over the US, including statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones planned by the State of New York; the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in NYC’s Central Park; statues of Tennessee’s suffrage activists involved in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution; and more.

A statue project to honor Emily Davison, the UK’s suffrage martyr, is underway. Davison died on June 8, 1913.

No statue exists or is planned to honor Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who died in 1916 in California.

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