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Cradle of Women’s Rights

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in News

  http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2013-07-01-84288.113122-NY-honored-as-cradle-of-womens-rights.html

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WAMC Votes For Women 2020 Legislative Resolution

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in News

WAMC covers Votes for Women 2020 Spirit of ’76 Wagon Day Legislative resolution http://wamc.org/post/anniversary-women-s-right-vote

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A message from the President

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Homepage, News

A message from the President

Women gained the right to vote on August 26, 1920. Votes for Women 2020 has been hard at work laying the foundation for a greater understanding of the importance the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote that will be celebrated on August 26, 2020. This amazing period of history and the battles of these brave women faced haven’t been given its due and never has the time been more important to share these stories. Looking back only 93 years ago, it is hard to believe that women did not have claim to her own children. Her husband could take the child from her arms and give it to the...

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Find out about

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in News

Find out about

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Lucy Burns, Elisabeth Freeman, Louisine Havemeyer, Rosalie Gardner Jones, Edna Buckman Kearns, Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Katherine Duer Mackay, Theodore Roosevelt, Ida Bunce Sammis, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, and others who dared. Book available on Amazon and The History Press. See blog by Antonia Petrash on the Long Island suffrage movement.

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June 18, 2013 NYS Legislative Resolution

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Press, Slider

June 18, 2013 NYS Legislative Resolution

Votes for Women 2020 is now working on its mandate of planning centennial activities and events for 2017 and 2020.

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Suffrage Greatest Hits

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Videos

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Quotes from the Votes for Women 2020 Launch

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Homepage, News

Quotes from the Votes for Women 2020 Launch

NYS Senator Betty Little, chair of the Senate Cultural affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee: “The ‘Spirit of 1776′ suffrage campaign wagon is a powerful historic symbol reminding us all of the ‘new frontier’ that was traveled and conquered by brave and determined women to whom we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude. Many of the suffragists didn’t live to see the destination – the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution – but each and everyone contributed to ensuring a brighter future not only for women, but for our nation and the world....

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Text of Legislative Resolutions for “Spirit of 1776″ Wagon Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Homepage, News

Text of Legislative Resolutions for “Spirit of 1776″ Wagon Day

State of New York Legislative Resolution (Senate: 2421, Assembly: 642) Whereas, New York State is the cradle for the women’s rights movement in the United States and it is critically important to celebrate women’s history as well as support programs that build economic development through cultural and heritage tourism, including the development of a New York State Women’s Heritage Trail, Whereas, A Governor’s Capitol women’s exhibit in 2012 pointed out how New York’s women led the way from “Seneca Falls to the Supreme Court” and the exhibit showcased a horse-drawn campaign...

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Centennial of “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Highlights New York as Cradle of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Press

Centennial of “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Highlights New York as Cradle of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States

July 1, 2013 to be designated as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day by legislative resolution Both houses of the NYS Legislature passed a special resolution on June 18, 2013 to honor the centennial of the suffrage campaign wagon’s first trip for organizing purposes 100 years ago on July 1, 1913. The resolution designates July 1, 2013 as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day in New York. The resolution makes the connection between economic development, tourism and the upcoming Votes for Women suffrage centennial for NYS in 2017 and the national suffrage centennial in 2020. The legislative...

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Hot news from Votes for Women 2020

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in News, Slider

Hot news from Votes for Women 2020

New York State is the cradle of the womanʼs rights movement in the United States. The women of New York State have been in the forefront of the struggle for voting rights from the 1848 Seneca Falls convention, through the Civil War to the beginning of the New Deal era. New York’s women were the leaders, the strategists, the grassroots activists. When New York women won the vote in 1917, the addition of so many voters shifted the momentum of the national suffrage movement in favor of women. New York was the only Eastern state to win suffrage permanently before 1920, and it was the result of...

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