The year 2020 is an election year. It’s also the 100th observance and celebration of 100 years of women voting in the United States. Although there are some web platforms available to the general public about the nation’s suffrage centennial in 2020, few resources are available to connect communicators with contacts such as Marguerite Kearns, the granddaughter of a votes for women activist, Edna Kearns (1882-1934).

Edna Kearns worked in New York City and on Long Island as a newspaper columnist and grassroots organizer. She is best known for her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon that is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.

LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service to provide the news media, bloggers, educators, general communicators, and others with facts, resources, and contact with a suffrage activist descendant in order to cover the upcoming 2020 women’s rights centennial and spread the word to as many venues as possible.

The Cradle web site was started in 2013 when Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine took a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States. The “Cradle” of this first wave of women’s activism is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The LetsRockTheCradle.com online platform now functions as a public service for communicators spreading the word about this first wave of women’s activism.

By starting early, we have been reaching out to the news media, organizational blogs and newsletters, educational platforms. We respond to queries with by email, in addition to updating the LetsRockTheCradle.com site.


Marguerite Kearns is the granddaughter of Edna Buckman Kearns, New York State votes for women activist. For more information about Edna Kearns, visit SuffrageWagon.org.


Email: LetsRockTheCradle at outlook.com

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6 thoughts on “About us—LetsRockTheCradle.com

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  2. Thanks for providing me information both about what the Cradle is and Margaret and Edna Kearns, I’ll have to look around your site and do some more research so I can keep learning more. Thanks for the important work you are doing!

  3. Since I’m a volunteer and a blogger, I only write about things I support, like the 2020 suffrage centennial and related topics in the news. Thanks for the information.

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