The planning for 2020, the centennial of women voting in the United States, is going on quietly, behind the scenes. This report from Suffrage Wagon News Channel suggests that part of the growing interest has to do with the millions of descendants of this first wave of activism. There are descendants who are related through family. And another group, known as “honorary descendants” who are passionate about this period of US history and they’re determined to keep all options open.
In organizations across the nation that are planning for 2020 (the national suffrage centennial), extensive fundraising is underway in order to pay for a wide range of projects, from renovations to statues to special events and programs. Make sure that you’re up to date with what’s happening by following LetsRockTheCradle.com
IN OTHER NEWS:
Natalie Munderville, the education coordinator for the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, has put out a call for creative submissions that depict a rendering of the conversation between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton when Amelia Bloomer introduced them in Seneca Falls, NY in 1851. This can be in the form of an essay, script, video, comic strip or other formats. Entries are due on August 1, 2018. Drop off submissions to the Natonal Women’s Hall of Fame at 76 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. NY. Or send email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Convention Days Submission.”
How is your planning going for August 26th—Women’s Equality Day? Do you have something in the hopper for 2020? It isn’t too early to be planning NOW!
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.