SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS SUGGEST A GROWING MOVEMENT
The Martha Hughes Cannon Statue Oversight Committee was chartered and commissioned by the Utah Legislature to oversee the creation and placement of a statue of activist Martha Hughes Cannon in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. To learn more, visit www.sendmartha.com.
We can’t stay on top of the number of events and special programs being planned for 2020. We attempt to pass on a representative sampling.
DENIAL OF VOTING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, plus voter supression
The celebration of 100 years of women voting in the United States is plagued with attempts to suppress and limit voter rights by special political interests. This also happened following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that passed in 1920 when special interests in the South and elsewhere stood in the way of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights based on race and ethnic origins. It took decades during the 20th century to turn some of these suppression efforts aside.
Today, the efforts to deny, suppress, manipulate, and control outcome of elections by gerrymandering still continues. Free and fair elections are still an unrealized goal in the United States. This is why the observance and celebration of suffrage centennials is so important.
THE 2019 WOMEN’S MARCH IN JANUARY!
On January 19, 2019, women, women from across the nation will gather for the annual women’s march. In other locations across the nation, many are also expected to participate in “sister” marches. The location for the main march has been changed. Watch for updates.
What is next from New York State for 2020?
The New York State suffrage commission is empowered through 2020. Other states are also creating 2020 suffrage commissions. Follow Suffrage Centennials for news and views.