No, we aren’t a web platform for new mothers. No, we aren’t musicians, although we try to hum a lively tune.

We started as bloggers when visiting the “Cradle” of the US women’s rights movement back in 2013. And now we’re a public service for communicators—journalists, writers, columnists, photographers, first wave descendants, and more. The goal is to spread the word about 2020, the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

We’re counting on you to spread the word. Follow us at


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 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 and phone, in addition to updating the site weekly.

Information packets are emailed or provided by mail. Direct and face to face contact was extremely effective in reaching our target audience.


We provide  1) general facts and resources 2) content, quotations, photos, and more from a suffrage activist descendant who can answer questions, offer quotes, photos, and suggestions, and 3) we distribute a sample press release and links to basic facts and trends.

On our home page, sign up for our email updates when we’re posting frequently during 2019!

3 thoughts on “Our beginnings at

  1. Thank you for bringing resources and energy to ongoing women’s rights issues, just as you supported New York State’s 2017 Women’s Suffrage Centennial. You have opened the floodgates of awareness to a new generation of activists who are well-primed for 2020 and beyond! Up the ERA!

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