Tag Archives: Voting

“Each of puts in . . .”

Today – January 11th – in 1885 Alice Paul was born. A key leader in women’s fierce fight for the vote, Alice Paul was arrested, jailed, and force fed, all for the right to vote, a sacred right. One of … Continue reading

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Lest we underestimate

Lest we underestimate the resistance to women as participants in the political arena today- Nov. 2, 1915 – women suffrage amendments to the state constitutions of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania were soundly defeated! That same year, on Oct. 19th, a … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

Doing research today, I read a newspaper article about a huge woman suffrage event “Celebration of Citizenship ” marking the enfranchisement of women in three states in 1912: Arizona, Kansas, and Oregon, and the return of NAWSA’s president, Dr. Anna … Continue reading

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If you’re thinking . . .

If you’re thinking about women and politics, consider how hard the struggle had been. For example: A referendum to enfranchise women in Oregon was defeated five times: 1884, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1910! The picture is of Harrriet “Hattie” Redmond, president … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

“Forget conventionalism; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work you best works.” Susan B. Anthony The “Sixth” on the poster is shortened from Sixteen, the woman’s … Continue reading

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Would Women Vote?

In 1888 a miniscule number of American women had the right to vote.  Opponents of woman suffrage repeatedly argued that women didn’t want the vote.  The popular journalist Grace Greenwood, was curious – “Would women vote if they could?  She … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

According to the subheadline in today’s “The Record,” former NJ governor Thomas Kean “says he may not vote.” Not voting is an unthinkable act for me, regardless of the choices. In 1883 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on board a ship … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Voted in 1880

The photo is from the night last week of the public hearing and vote of the planning board, Tenafly, NJ, on the fate of the Valley Hotel where Elizabeth Cady Stanton attempted to vote on Nov. 2, 1880 with Susan … Continue reading

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I Voted

Very cool:  I just came in from planting bulbs and found this email from Rebecca Lubetkin: “This one is for all of the women voters! In the last 36 hours, Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery has been … Continue reading

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