National Women’s Museum closer to reality: A Suffrage Wagon News Note

National Women’s Museum closer to reality: A Suffrage Wagon News Note

A women’s history museum in the nation’s Capitol is closer than ever to reality, as the U.S. Congress moved closer to approving the planned institution on the National Mall. Earlier proposals relied on public funding, but the recent proposal involving private funding brought the idea out of the shadows and into the sunlight of possibility. The museum has been an online nonprofit organization for the past 17 years. House Republicans...

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AN INVITATION TO ROCK THE CRADLE!

AN INVITATION TO ROCK THE CRADLE!

What started out as a blogging tour of the U.S. women’s rights movement in September 2013 has developed into an online platform featuring suffrage events, historic sites, and action campaigns. If you didn’t go along for the ride. the articles about the “Cradle” are available online. LetsRockTheCradle¬†will be stirring up activity this summer with the Inez Milholland Festival 2014. Sign up for updates on the festival...

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Male suffragist dresses like a woman, plus other Suffrage Wagon news notes

Male suffragist dresses like a woman, plus other Suffrage Wagon news notes

The rocking of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement moves forward, whether or not New York State has this important centennial on its “to do” list. Mark your calendar for August 16-17 for the Inez Milholland Festival 2014 that will be held in the Champlain Valley in the Adirondacks. LetsRockTheCradle.com is the “go to” place for upcoming announcements of the two-day program. “Male suffragist...

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Sign digital petition to support U.N. women’s global conference!

Sign digital petition to support U.N. women’s global conference!

Did you know that the current U.S. administration isn’t in favor of a U.N. sponsored global conference for women? The UN Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly in a Joint Statement (3/8/12) asked for a resolution from General Assembly to hold a Global Conference on Women, the first since Beijing in 1995. It had some strong support until the USA and the EU came out against it. It is time now, to take this up again. Once...

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What’s next for Downton Abbey, and other women’s history gems!

What’s next for Downton Abbey, and other women’s history gems!

Some people swear by Downton Abbey. Others are yawning and wondering if the series will take on more life than reruns of the same themes, issues and personalities. Like the novelty of the chauffeur marrying into the family has worn off, and the family is adjusting, though slowly, to the end of a way of life. That’s why I found the following article refreshing and worth sharing, even if the link has been sitting on my desk since...

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“Legacy Trip” in cradle of U.S. women’s rights movement, plus other news!

“Legacy Trip” in cradle of U.S. women’s rights movement, plus other news!

The New York History Blog featured women’s stories during March 2014, Women’s History Month. It’s a platform that welcomes news of suffrage-related events, histories and news. Check out some of the offerings, and if you aren’t following the New York History Blog, get on board. More baby steps in the long process to win approval for the National Women’s History Museum. All members of the House Administration...

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