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!
This is the second year to ask Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to perform a miracle and have them lean on members of Congress to pass the “Votes for Women Trail” that has been kicking around Congress for so long, it takes an improved memory to keep track of it. A women’s trail isn’t as expensive as starting and continuing a war overseas. There’s no cement block foundation to lay down, no roadway to build and maintain. The federal “Votes for Women” trail is a modest proposal and therefore embarrassing to show the rest of the world just how difficult it is to get the attention of lawmakers to throw a few crumbs in the direction of a trail and the national Votes for Women 2020 centennial celebration. Last year the dilemma was shared with readers of the New York History blog. Since then, very little has changed. Here are the links to the two-part article that provides the background: Part I. Part II. The project is part of the reauthorization of a bill that includes a Votes for Women federal trail in upstate New York in what’s known as the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. Follow the Trail project on SuffrageCentennials.com