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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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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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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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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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