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Don’t hold your breath about the immediate passage of the Equal Rights Amendment!

In 2023 women in the United States will have been working for 100 years to get an equal rights amendment added to the US Constitution. The panel participants in an ERA Town Hall during May 2020 were not optimistic about the possibilities of a quick passage.

Several panelists said they predicted that partisan politics will most likely prevent the draft amendment from becoming part of the US Constitution for some time to come. Difficult and expensive litigation may be the fate of the draft amendment, they explained. The degree of determination and persistence around the ERA’s revival is noteworthy and a development worthy of significant comment.

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UPDATE FROM BOB COONEY ABOUT 2020 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS

Dear Friends celebrating the Suffrage Centennial,

During the quarantine, I worked with the National Women’s History Alliance to put together a Women’s Suffrage Centennial Catalog.  It’s an exciting if incomplete gathering of commemorative material of all sorts produced by state centennial groups, non-profits, artists and small businesses across the country. Contact me at the email below for a copy.

Our main goal is to encourage people to visit the state centennial websites, in particular, since they are such rich resources and could use more publicity. A list of the principal state groups is included.  All the sites are worth visiting.

We wanted to share the excitement of these groups and others, and promote the centennial in this free digital way to attract more people. Our hope is that the catalog will circulate as widely as possible right away with your help to increase the visibility of these worthy and timely efforts.  As a rule, people love to shop.

We encourage you to feel free to send this out to your members and supporters, share it with contacts and promote it on social media – more than once. The more visibility the better.  The NWHA makes no money off the catalog and we hope it benefits all those recognizing this important anniversary. 

Please let me know of any corrections or changes.  Thank you for all your work and for helping this catalog reach a wider audience.

All the best,

Robert Cooney, National Women’s History Alliance   RobertCooney@ebold.com

UPDATE ABOUT LETSROCKTHECRADLE.COM

LetsRockTheCradle.com has returned to the fray.

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Find out from Marguerite Kearns about her upcoming book, “An Unfinished Revolution,” the story of her grandparents, Wilmer and Edna Kearns and her effort of a lifetime to find out about her family’s involvement in social activism. Registration for the special Renesan program, online, will open in late August.

This entry was posted on June 12, 2020, in Blog.

World Environment Day at SuffrageCentennials.com


The May 31, 2020 launch to shoot two men into space provoked an announcement from Suffrage Wagon News Channel about the first Woman Reporter on the Moon. This reaction and experiment with fictional content has provoked debate and conversation, with the added responsibility to place the past, present, and future into a broader context.

THE NEWS AS WE MAKE IT AND PUBLISH IT IN THE SPACE THAT FITS…!

Within this broader context, I’ve become more opinionated than ever. The May 2020 launch demonstrated to me the limitations of existing and thinking within the context of the past, with the present day and future vague and cloudy. Space colonization and development is now in the hands of corporations and a few nations. There’s profit to be made in outer space. So this development is something to notice.

If this news update seems cluttered, it’s because it’s not easy to report on the May 31, 2020 launch into space to test and announce new technologies that make it easier to plunder Planet Earth and leave it behind for others to clean up.

MEANWHILE, June 5, 2020 was World Environment Day.

In the context of no limits to plundering Planet Earth, a day set aside for biodiversity can almost seem outdated. In fact, preserving Planet Earth, our home, is necessary for those who survive the dreadful predictions of the eventual impact of the shifts in climate. It’s predictable that space colonization would replace worry about the downhill shifts in quality life on Planet Earth.

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This entry was posted on June 5, 2020, in Blog.

Men Shot into Space in May 2020. The women stayed at home, with one exception!

The first woman reporter on the Moon! VIDEO on Vimeo.

While the men of the United States scored victories in 2020 relative to keeping women in their place, the women reporters at Suffrage Wagon News Channel had their own blast off this week. The first woman reporter on the moon has now set up news bureau headquarters with a feature headline that in the larger universe, women are highly honored, unlike on Planet Earth.

FIRST WOMAN REPORTER ON THE MOON TO CROWD OUT ALL OTHER NEWS

The May 2020 accomplishment of the United States to shoot two men into space has been duly noted. However, the newsworthy universal headline award went to the first woman reporter on the moon. She represents the women of Planet Earth.

Many representatives of these earthly beings have been voting for 100 years, and yet white old men are still chosen and promoted by their respective political parties to represent them in the White House.

100 YEARS IS BASIC REQUIREMENT FINALLY MET BY WOMEN TO JUSTIFY FAIRNESS

These persistent and determined earthly women in the United States have been marching for over 100 years for justice and freedom within their imperfect social and political system.

In 2023, this web site will highlight a sixty-part public broadcasting documentary series about the 100 years since US women have been attempting to include equal rights and justice into the US Constitution.

EXPANSION AND STOCK OPTIONS EXPECTED TO KEEP EARTH WOMEN CONTENT

Since the response to the May 2020 men’s blastoff to outer space has been mixed, the first women reporters on the moon will issue and circulate a special report. It is possible their current news bureau building will be remodeled and expanded between now and 2023 in order to host the next suffrage centennial celebration in 2023—to honor 100 years since US women have been attempting to include equal rights relative to gender in the US Constitution.

Ten US corporations have submitted bids to sell tickets linking Planet Earth to the women’s moon headquarters. The stock for moon tourism transportation is expected to go through the roof over the next five years.

NO WOMAN’S ACTIVIST OF ANY AGE OR BACKGROUND TO BE LEFT BEHIND

Stay tuned. Continue watching this web platform, SuffrageCentennials.com, that has been publishing special programming about US women and their Swiss cheese civil, personal, and political rights since 2013.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been spreading the news of women’s activism since 2009.

This is a special program released to audiences around the world by Suffrage Wagon Cafe that has been scheduling special programs for the past five years. Here’s the announcement of the cafe’s opening in 2015:

Great women’s suffrage programs and videos from Suffrage Wagon Cafe on Vimeo.

This entry was posted on June 1, 2020, in Blog.

Suffrage Centennial Contacts

Principal State Centennial Group Websites: This is a work in progress assembled by Bob Cooney. If you have any additions or corrections, get in touch.

Alabama, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Committee https://www.alabamawomen100.org/

Alaska, no state group found

Arizona, Celebrates the 19th Amendment http://azcelebrates19thamendment.com/

Arkansas, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee www.arvotesforwomen.com

California, 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project https://cawomenssuffrageproject.org/

Colorado, Women’s Vote Centennial // Colorado 2020, History Colorado

www.COwomenscentennial.org,

Connecticut, Commission to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment https://votesforwomenct.com/

Delaware, Women’s Vote, Delaware Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission https://archives.delaware.gov/women-vote-100/

Florida, Women’s Suffrage Centennial https://floridasuffrage100.org

Georgia, no state group found

Hawaii, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration https://wscc.historichawaii.org/

Idaho,  Women 100 https://www.idahowomen100.com/  info@I-WIL.com

Illinois, Suffrage 2020 Illinois, Evanston History Center https://suffrage2020illinois.org/

Indiana, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission http://indianasuffrage100.org/

Iowa, 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration https://19th-amendment-centennial.org/

Kansas, 19th Amendment Centennial https://19thcentennial.com/

Kentucky, Woman Suffrage Project http://www.kentuckywomansuffrageproject.org/

Louisiana – no state group found

Maine, Suffrage Centennial https://www.mainesuffragecentennial.org/

Maryland, 19th Amendment Centennial Commission, Maryland Commission for Women http://dhs.maryland.gov/maryland-commission-women/resource-directory/2020-suffrage-centennial-events-calendar/

Massachusetts, Suffrage100MA https://suffrage100ma.org/

Michigan, Votes for Women 100, LWV of Washtenaw County https://votesforwomen100.org/

Minnesota, LWV of Minnesota https://www.lwvmn.org/

Mississippi, League of Women Voters of Mississippi https://my.lwv.org/mississippi

Missouri, League of Women Voters of Missouri https://lwvmissouri.org/

Montana, Women’s History http://montanawomenshistory.org/

Nebraska, LWV of Greater Omaha https://www.lwvgo.org/category/100years/

Nevada, Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee https://nv19thamendmentcentennial.com/

New Hampshire, Women Vote 100

https://www.nhwomenvote100.org/

New Jersey Women Vote 2020, Discover NJ History

https://discovernjhistory.org/njwomenvote2020/

New Mexico – League of Women Voters of New Mexico

https://www.lwvnm.org/

 New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission

https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-womens-suffragecommission

North Carolina – She Changed the World

https:// www.ncdcr.gov/SheChangedTheWorld

North Dakota Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee

https://www.facebook.com/NDWSCC

Ohio Suffrage Centennial

https://www.ohiosuffragecentennial.com/

Oklahoma Historical Society

https://www.okhistory.org/about/suffrage

Oregon Women’s History Consortium

http://www.oregonwomenshistory.org/

Pennsylvania Women’s Suffrage 100

https://womenvote.dced.pa.gov/

Rhode Island – XIX: Shall Not Be Denied

https://www.shallnotbedenied.org/

South Carolina – LWV of South Carolina

http://www.lwvsc.org/

South Dakota – Her Voice, Her Vote

https://www.hervotehervoice.org/

Tennessee Woman 100

https://tnwoman100.com/

Texas Women`s Foundation 19th Amendment Centennial Project

https://www.txwf.org/countherin/

Utah – Better Days 2020

https://www.betterdays2020.com/

Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance

https://vtsuffrage2020.org/

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

https://www.virginiahistory.org/2020

Washington – Celebrating 100 Years of Women Change Makers, Washington State Historical Society

https://www.suffrage100wa.com/

West Virginia Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment

https://sos.wv.gov/about/Pages/WV19Amend.aspx

Wisconsin 19th Amendment Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee, LWV of Wisconsin

https://womenvotewi.wi.gov/pages/home.aspx,

Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration, 2019-2020

https://wyowomensvote150.wyominglwv.org/

Washington D.C. – LWV in DC

https://my.lwv.org/district-columbia/national-capital-area/celebrating-centennial

This entry was posted on May 29, 2020, in Blog.

Women’s Empowerment Draft 2020

Alfred University’s Art Force 5 ‘s Women’s Empowerment Draft, was highlighted on the NFL Network during May. It highlighted the lives of 32 women who have contributed to the women’s rights movement in the United States. The event marks this year’s 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. A portrait of each woman will adorn an NFL-style jersey, and the jerseys will be worn by 32 college students from across the nation.

Alfred University alumnus and NFL creative director Trent Cooper (Class of 1992) produced the segments for the NFL Network, which will post coverage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well. Art Force 5 will edit a 30-minute WED video, which will be released on the Art Force 5 website at artforce5.com.

ANOTHER SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL INITIATIIVE

Here at SuffrageCentennials.com continue with the news of the women’s suffrage centennial. This is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and women’s voting rights.

Here’s a web site that’s promoting the 2020 suffrage centennial:

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Suffrage Wagon News Channel is our sister site bringing you news of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in 1913.

 

This entry was posted on May 22, 2020, in Blog.

During the virus isolation, take time for humor from Suffrage Centennials!~

We’re busy planning a special season of videos that are related to the times. One example is the series that my friend Jonathan Geffner has been running in 2020. It’s not about the 100 years US women have been voting. However, Suffrage Wagon News Channel has a long history with Jonathan. He has helped with special coverage of Edna and Wilmer Kearns, my grandparents, in the past.

“THE TOILET PAPER CAPER” COMES TO TOWN

This is an example of what he’s doing now. “The Toilet Paper Caper” has a current angle, and we’re planning to feature Jonathan’s Series #1 of detectives Trillo & Suede. This video is a teaser. Will return when we have more information.

BRAVO TO POMEROY FOUNDATION FOR SUFFRAGE COMMUNITY HISTORIC MARKERS

Part of the 2020 suffrage celebration is the story of how the Pomeroy Fioundation of upstate New York has been busy working with communities and non profits to erect historic street and property markers across the nation. Thank you, Pomeroy.

Jonathan Geffner says Wilmer Kearns has a challenge on his hands! on Vimeo.

We love to feature friends of Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Jonathan Geffner did this promo for Wilmer Kearns and Suffrage Wagon News Channel one holiday season. He’s looking forward to the upcoming book by Marguerite Kearns when she reveals the background of the tale of Edna and Wilmer Kearns and the early women’s rights movement. Stay tuned!

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2020, in Blog.

Make Women’s History at Home—SuffrageCentennials.com spreads the word!

The National Women’s History Museum has launched Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project, an initiative designed to ensure that women’s and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story.

WE’RE PARTICIPATING AT SUFFRAGECENTENNIALS.COM IN THE WOMEN ‘S JOURNALLING PROJECT

This project, the first of its kind to focus exclusively on women’s stories, directly aligns with the Museum’s mission to record women’s history and amplify women’s impact. With this initiative, women and girls of all ages can participate through the simple act of recording their daily thoughts and experiences during this time in order to document the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women’s lives.

MAKE THE JOURNALLING PROJECT A PRIORITY NOW!

The Museum invites women and gender non-binary individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic circumstances to be a part of living history by keeping a journal in 30, 60, 90, 120-day, or any longer or shorter increments, and contributing their journalistic efforts to the National Women’s History Museum. Journals can be written, orally recorded, video recorded, a series of photographs, or original artworks; the primary goal of this project is to capture the female voice and how the pandemic has impacted daily lives and perspectives.

HOW WE PARTICIPATE IN LIFE IS OF INTEREST TO THE FUTURE

The Museum particularly encourages essential and healthcare workers, and others on the frontlines, to participate, as frontline experiences are exceptionally important to understanding the full scope of this pandemic. The journals will be used as a living archive of women’s lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for online and physical exhibits, articles, publications, and scholarly research. This archive will also hold a special place in the future physical site of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.
Those interested in participating in Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project should begin by filling out the participation form on the Museum’s website. Please share this information with the women in your life, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (available here), and don’t miss this fantastic article from Forbes that digs into why this project is so important.

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This entry was posted on May 11, 2020, in Blog.

Suffrage Centennials News Wrap-up!

Special program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe scheduled for May 16, 2020.

Women voters: Take your voting rights seriously by walking in your ancestors’ shoes! on Vimeo.

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This entry was posted on May 8, 2020, in Blog.

Mother’s Day events to attend—virtually from New York!

https://www.dpvn.net/beforewego

Follow the above link to get a ticket. Safiya Bandele is one of the presenters. She has featured human rights and women’s rights activist Ida B. Wells in past performances.

Consult with the Clearwater organization for more information: Clearwater.org

FYI: Safiya Bandele and Toshi Seeger were supporters of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in 1913 organizing during the early women’s rights organizing.

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This entry was posted on May 4, 2020, in Blog.

Skydivers open events for suffrage centennials!

Overview: 

  • The United States Parachute Association (USPA) reports there are 35,000 active U.S. skydivers, but only 13% are females. Women are underrepresented. There is a need for more women instructors, role models and mentors. The WSN hopes to inspire that growth.
  • Founded by Christy Frikken and JaNette Lefkowitz in 2016, two professional skydivers who developed the network as a community resource for all female skydivers.
  • The WSN provides female skydivers – of all experience levels from beginners to World Champions – with resources, training, networking, and fellowship.
  • Women from all over the world are welcome into the free global network of women who actively look to the WSN -and each other- for training, resources and community support in everything related to skydiving.

The 2020 initiatives:

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution securing women’s right to vote, the WSN tapped top professional female skydivers to develop two initiatives to celebrate the milestone.

  1. Highlight Pro Skydiving Team – Comprised of 11 female skydivers doing demonstration jumps across the country.
  2. Project 19 – 100+ women from across the globe training to secure a skydiving Women’s Vertical World Record.

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2020, in Blog.