The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (TPSMA) has launched a new program to engage college-age students in order to honor the generations of activists who persevered through the 72-year struggle for women’s suffrage. The TPSM University Affiliates Program urges students to assume an active role in the development of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial and encourages student involvement and activism on U.S. college and university campuses nationwide.
TPSMA is a non-profit organization committed to building a national memorial commemorating the suffragists by 2020, the year that will mark a century since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. This goal can only be accomplished if the necessary awareness and funds are raised, especially in this year of the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Students can join the affiliates program as individual members or as members of a campus-based TPSM student group. Annual dues, once paid, secure the new affiliate’s membership along with opportunities to participate in fundraising events and awareness-raising campaigns. As affiliates, students will be invited to enter contests, submit content for publication on TPSMA’s blog and social media pages, help educate their peers about women’s rights and history, and reflect on the women’s suffrage movement in a variety of ways.
Registration of student affiliate members and student groups for the 2015-16 academic year opened on August 3, 2015 and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Annual membership dues are $19 per student. For more information or to register, contact Whitney Stohr and Lauriane Lebrun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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