NYS suffrage centennial commission one step closer to reality, plus news notes!

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Support New York State’s women’s suffrage centennial commission for 2017. Both houses of the New York State Legislature approved the creation of the suffrage centennial commission during the 2015 session. Now it’s time for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill. It’s said to have been pushed to the top of the pile of bills to sign in the near future. Once the bill is signed, the push is on to get $2.9 million funding for the commission’s work.

You can help by signing the petition. Write an electronic letter. Call the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390.

Help spread the word via social media using #NY4Suffrage. Donate $10+ to the NYS Council for the Humanities.

Here at SuffrageCentennials.com we’ve been following the “Suffragette” film (Trailer) and the November 2015 release of “10 Days in a Madhouse” (Trailer). Most often, period films are love stories. But these two films have women characters who drive the plot. The release of the “Suffragette” film in theaters across the nation has been getting plenty of attention. Let us know what you’re doing to bring attention to “Suffragette.” Get your organization involved!

Check out the special November 8, 2015 program about “10 Days in a Madhouse” at Suffrage Wagon Cafe. The 200th birthday celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday was celebrated with a party at Cooper Union in New York City on November 12. And the Women’s Rights Park in Seneca Falls, NY has a special program scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

On January 1, 2016 the centennial observance for Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr, will be launched. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com during 2016. Sign up for the newsletter. Become a partner and participate in the action campaign. We’re partners with the Inez Milholland centennial observance. Details to follow soon.

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