Our special wish for Christmas—Ask Santa to put in a good word at the New York State Museum! on Vimeo.
WE PUT IN REQUESTS FOR TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL AND THE NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
When whispering in Santa’s ear this year, tell him we’d love the “Spirit of 1776” wagon being put on permanent exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. We would love to see the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial open by 2020. Have you sent a donation yet?
See if there is any weight he and Mrs. Claus can pull in the direction of getting the Equal Rights Amendment passed before 2023. Yes, that’s right. American women will have been working for equal rights in the U.S. Constitution for 100 years by 2023. Are we going to let this deadline pass? Put ERA support on your “to do” list for 2019.
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE NATIONAL VOTES FOR WOMEN TRAIL
And spread the word about the fundraising campaign to build a database for the national votes for women trail. Here’s a video to lay out the particulars.
National Votes for Women Trail – GoFundMe from NCWHS on Vimeo.
Does it feel right celebrating women’s freedom to vote if the election process is manipulated, if voters are denied access to this essential right? We can’t isolate these concerns from the celebrations. If we can’t, we owe our grandmothers and activist ancestors an explanation.
MAKE THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM HONEST AND FREE
Have a productive New Year!
New Zealand women have been voting for the past 125 years! This observance is being accompanied with planning to erect a plaque to commemorate 1893 to 2018 by the Walmate Edwardian Heritage Group. Records show that on a suffrage petition submitted to Parliament on July 28, 1893, the names and addresses of about 24,000 women aged over 21 were featured.
Honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.
Be prepared for the reactions of some Americans who don’t want to be reminded that U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years in 2020.
Also, there are Americans who want to see August 26th designated as a national holiday.
It’s uncomfortable to many citizens that after almost 100 years of women voting, no women has been elected to serve in the Oval Office in Washington, DC.
Also—in 2023, U.S. women will have been working for 100 years to guarantee equal rights for women under the U.S. Constitution.
The above video was produced in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the death of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. Many American women have no idea that Inez Milholland died in 1916 for women’s voting rights.
Follow the Inez Milholland centennial blog. Find out the larger context at SuffrageCentennials.com
Stop by Suffrage Wagon News Channel to find out about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns and others that was on exhibit at the New York State Museum from 2017 to 2018. The wagon is a symbol of the agitation around women’s voting rights. Support the New York State Museum in finding a way to put the wagon on permanent exhibit, for now and future generations.