In 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.
Follow 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.