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Night of Terror 1917

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Homepage

Our suffragist mothers sacrificed for the right to vote.  November 14th began what became known as the Night of Terror.  We know take  that right for granted, In this last election the smallest number of eligible  voters cast their vote since 1942, which was in the middle of WWII.

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August 26th Marks Women’s Equality Day

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Homepage, News

Today is Women’s Equality Day.  Not only is there a New York ballot initiative surrounding it, but there is a push to put a famous wagon on permanent display. According to The National Women’s History Project, it was at the behest of New York Democratic Congresswoman Bella Abzug in 1971 that Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day,” to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Susan Zimet is founder of Votes for Women 2020 in New York, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017, when...

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Votes For Women 2020 President Susan Zimet on WAMC’s 51%

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Homepage, News, Slider

Votes For Women 2020 President Susan Zimet on WAMC’s 51%

Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020 appeared on WAMC’s 51% this week, reading an essay she wrote on the arrest and conviction of Susan B. Anthony for voting. Susan relates this to the importance of young women exercising their hard earned right to vote. Susan’s segment begins at about16:25, but if you have time we invite you to listen to the complete broadcast. In her broadcast, Susan speaks of the all- male fundraiser Congressman Southerland held “tell the Misses not to wait up as the after dinner whiskey and cigars will be smooth the issues to discuss are...

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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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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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First-Person Report of Suffrage Centennial Parade in Washington, DC

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Homepage, News

First-Person Report of Suffrage Centennial Parade in Washington, DC

by Olivia Twine The day before the 100th anniversary of the 1913 suffrage parade at the White House, there were moments when I thought I must be the only person who showed up. But this impression was dispelled the next morning as I worked through stages of relief, wonder, joy and a spiritual connection with the courageous spirits of all the original suffrage activists. Well over 1500 of us participated in a centennial parade honoring Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mathilda Joslyn Gage, Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Inez Mulholland, and the tens of thousands of grassroots activists...

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