Marguerite Kearns December 8, 2018

Flying high to the New York State Museum to see “Spirit of 1776” suffrage Wagon! on Vimeo.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION MEETING HELD THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, DC

The national Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the US Department of the Interior announced a public meeting on December 7, 2018, all day 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: kmoliver@blm.gov.

WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND?

The US Congress has 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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR MANY FRIENDS…

SuffrageWagon.org has been publishing since 2009. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the US women’s rights movement in 2013. Now the Cradle web site is a public service for communicators spreading the word about the 2020 votes for women national centennial.

The momentum is also moving forward at SuffrageWagon.org where we’re inspired by the “Spirit of 1776,” the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns, the Quaker grandmother of Marguerite Kearns. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns and others has been on exhibit at the New York State Museum in 2010, 2012, 2017, and 2018. It’s resting now until 2020, the votes for women centennial, when it will be exhibited at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.

 

Here at Suffrage Wagon News Channel we have been publishing since 2009. In 2019, we’re going into our tenth year of appreciating the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States.