IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE 2020 WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENNIAL:
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULED
The national Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the US Department of the Interior announce a public meeting on December 7, 2018, a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, 144 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002; in the Allender Gallery on the 2nd floor.
For more information, contact Kim Oliver, Designated Federal Officer, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, 1849 C Street, NW, Room 7313, Washington, DC 20240; phone: (202) 912-7510; fax: (202) 219-2100; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND?
The US Congress passed legislation to create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act, a bill, “to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States providing for women’s suffrage.”
The duties of the Commission, as written in the law, include: (1) To encourage, plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (2) To encourage private organizations and State and local Governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (3) To facilitate and coordinate activities throughout the United States relating to the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (4) To serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about events and plans for the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; and (5) To develop recommendations for Congress and the President for commemorating the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment.
LETSROCKTHECRADLE.COM IS BUSY REPORTING ON THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL IN 2020
We’re distributing news releases hand to hand and online to writers, photographers, educators and others to give as many people as possible heads up about the 100 years of US women voting—a centennial celebration in 2020. This is a public service campaign that’s playing an important part in bringing out into the open how and why US women took over 70 years of difficult and uphill struggle to win the right to cast a ballot.
Our goal is to start NOW so that by August 26, 2020 commentators and observers will be able to view the US presidential election in 2020 with its background and history in mind.
We have been publishing since 2013. 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.