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Vision 2020 & Surprise News about the Suffrage Wagon!

 

SURPRISE NEWS ALERT: The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon will be on exhibit from March 2020 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY through the summer of 2020. And even better—news that the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns and others during 1913 will be returning for an exhibit in Stony Brook, NY (Long Island) during September 2020.

This will be quite a homecoming. The wagon left Long Island in 1920 for Pennsylvania, and its return marks 100 years of being away from Long Island. At present, and the wagon is part of the permanent collection of the NYS Museum in Albany, NY. It has been exhibited there in 2010, 2012, 2017-2018, and now, 2020.

This year is what we have all been waiting for. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and celebrations are taking place all over the United States and abroad.

ROSE BOWL PARADE IN CALIFORNIA

The year 2020 started with the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. Women representing those determined to celebrate the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution were there. From the reports, the parade was a heart-felt and impressive event—not only for the recognition that it took 72 years from the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY, but even longer. Women were active in rights campaigning from the official birth of the nation and before.

Here is a selection from the newsletter of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites: “The crowd didn’t seem to recognize us just as a symbol of history, they saw us as a symbol of hope… Our chants changed as we marched from, ‘Votes for Women!’ to ‘Use your Vote!’ and the crowd joined in. In honor of float rider civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, we began, “Si se puede!” Spanish for “Yes we can!” Again the crowd roared back. The energy never stopped, we were waving furiously and high-fiving hands even through the last block.”

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites is yet another example of the efforts of concerned citizens around the nation who have been working behind the scenes for the past decade to make sure that 2020 reflects the hard work by volunteers for years.

ARE YOU PLANNING AN EVENT FOR 2020?

Consider focusing a program on Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr. You can quickly pull together an excellent 15-minute film about Inez; the Gazette, a tabloid and handout on 2020 suffrage events and special celebrations published by the Women’s History Alliance (see their web shop for details), music by Earth Mama and other performers (see January 12, 2020 posting), plus many other resources.

In late 2019, Mt. Discovery was renamed Mt. Inez, in honor of Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr from upstate New York. The town of Lewis, NY and its residents are proud of the road markers erected locally, funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, to mark and locate Milholland’s grave and related locations. The Milholland family lived in Lewis, NY for many decades. And the town has been the site of many observances over the years to commemorate Inez.

There’s a terrific 15-minute film about Inez, perfect for 2020 observances and for the general public. And the renaming of Mt. Discovery in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State is a milestone in the work conducted over the past decade to bring the stories about US suffrage activists to the attention of the public. Stay in touch with the many observances during 2020 to bring the story of the history of the US women’s rights movement to the attention of the broader public.

Visit InezMilholland.wordpress.com to follow updates. This blog was launched in 2016 to commemorate the centennial of Inez Milholland’s death.

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All the suffrage news that fits, we publish. And Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a source beyond all sources. The wagon’s associated press is there on the scene when there are developments on the suffrage centennial front. It’s getting more intense as 2020 approaches. That’s when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

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Inaugural meeting of NYS women’s suffrage commission held in Seneca Falls, NY

NYS suffrage centennial

NEWS: The campaign is in the last stages for the nomination of America’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, to be awarded a presidential citizens’ medal. The online digital petition is still available for your signature.

The kick-off for New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was held in Seneca Fall, NY in August 2016. The commission is responsible for a series of statewide programs celebrating the suffrage victory in New York State in 1917. New York women won the right to vote in November of 1917.

“We will be taking the message of women’s equality all across the State over the next three years and celebrating the accomplishments of women and their contributions history,” said Commission Chair Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “At the same time, as the state’s highest-ranking elected woman, I hope we can inspire the next generation of young women who want to rise up and achieve great things themselves.”

The New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was sponsored by Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. During its inaugural meeting in 2016, members of the Commission outlined plans for events to take place over the next three years highlighting historic achievements for women that include voting rights.

Women voters: Voting rights didn’t come easy! on Vimeo.
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Honor Inez Milholland, American suffrage martyr, on September 22, 2015. National Voter Registration Day.

Inez MilhollandNational Voter Registration DayIn 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. On September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts will create a widespread awareness of voter registration opportunities.

Next year, 2016, is the national centennial observance of the death of Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr. SuffrageCentennials.com is a partner in the Inez Milholland Centennial observance of her death in 1916. Prepare now by signing up for the email newsletter that will keep you up to date. Follow on Twitter and Facebook. And join as an individual or an organization to be a partner on the web site that features resources and how to join in the national observance. The national Inez Milholland centennial is a special project of the National Women’s History Project. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney are cochairs of the centennial observance.

During 2016, wear an Inez Milholland button. Plan an Inez event or special program for friends or your organization.

Celebrating the life of Inez Milholland is one way to make 2016, an election year, one to remember. Meanwhile, make sure you’re registered. Be certain that your friends and family members are registered to vote. Visit the web site promoting National Voter Registration Day. And follow SuffrageCentennials.com for news about the New York State 1917 suffrage centennial, as well as the 2020 suffrage centennial for the nation when American women will have been voting for 100 years. This year, 2015, is the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Visit the SuffrageCentennials.com web page for Inez Milholland background information. Our sister sites, Suffrage Wagon News Channel and LetsRockTheCradle.com are also partners for the Inez centennial for 2016. Join us.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.