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Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in News, Slider

Women’s Equality Day August 26 2014 Belva Lockwood was a married, twice widowed mother, who, in 1873, got her law degree at the age of 43. She became one of the foremost lawyers in Washington DC, testifying at Congressional hearings and writing many resolutions, bills and petitions favoring women’s rights. In 1879, she became the first woman to practice in front of the US Supreme Court. She also defended the rights of the Cherokee nation and worked for equal pay for equal jobs for female government workers. In 1884, she wrote a letter to her friend Marietta Sow. “It is quite time that...

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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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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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Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in News

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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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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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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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