This video highlights past suffrage centennials. We’re on to other events and celebrations. New York State has a funded suffrage commission preparing for 2017, the state’s celebration of 100 years of the state’s women voting. Canada has suffrage centennial events in 2016. Tennessee has a new statue that has been unveiled.
New York State women elected to public office who are preparing for 2017 haven’t been shy about commenting on the inappropriate remarks by Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump released recently. Many of them have been involved in the lobbying effort to create and fund a state suffrage centennial commission, including many legislators signing on to the bill passed last year in Albany, NY.
One suffrage centennial supporter, NYS Republican State Senator Betty Little, had this to say about Trump’s public comments on News10: “As a member of the Senate Republican conference, I have been very proud of our work to advance issues important to women. I was honored to sponsor the law creating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to celebrate women gaining the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Certainly I am very disappointed in Trump’s statements on that tape. These are his words, his actions and his responsibility to address them. It is up to voters to make their own conclusions and decisions.”
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