Want to know about the activists who worked for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by state? The 2017 issue of the National Women’s History Project has pages and pages of names of those to be honored. They represent barely a fraction of the tens of thousands of individuals and organizations across the nation who put themselves on the line. The graphics are sensational. Visit the NWHP web site for Gazette ordering information.
The statue fund for New York City to highlight Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is still accepting donations. This will be the first statue in NYC’s Central Park to honor real women, not fictional characters. The NYC Parks Department has approved the statue location near Central park and 77th Street. The fundraising is intended to match the $500,000 challenge from New York Life Insurance.
The 2020 initiative to honor the 19th Amendment is a national women’s equality coalition planning for events in Philadelphia during 2020. The program is coordinated by Drexel University in Philadelphia. Contact Drexel.edu/vision2020
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017— organizers and volunteers from all over the U.S. will celebrate National Voter Registration Day 2017. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign-up as an partner for National Voter Registration Day in 2017. Partnerships do not automatically carry over from year-to-year, so you must sign up for 2017 to receive free posters and stickers for your organization’s efforts.
Check SuffrageCentennials.org for more information about 2020 and the planning for the national observance of American women voting for 100 years. Add your email in the above box to receive Lets Rock the Cradle regular postings.
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