Marguerite Kearns June 22, 2018

VIDEO: One of our more requested videos— “Choose it or lose it” about women winning the vote. There is plenty of commentary circulating on how and why the first woman nominee for the U.S. President, from one of the two major political parties, lost in 2016. We’re putting voting rights in a historical perspective.

Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel (SuffrageWagon.org). We have been publishing since 2009. We are a news and story platform about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. We have a long history. When we started blogging in 2009, there wasn’t much out there on the internet about the struggles of women to win the right to vote.

From a time when most Americans didn’t even know the definition of “suffrage,” (it’s about voting rights) to now, many people across the United States and around the world are taking note of how long it took for American women to win the right to vote and the ongoing effort protect the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guaranteed women voting rights.

Now the struggle is to keep the electoral process fair, honest, and accessible for all! And to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing American women equal rights under the U.S. Constitution. Right now, issues are carved out on the local, state, and national levels, leaving us with a patchwork of regulations and guidelines and laws. Let’s stop the double standard!

This is the context in which Marguerite Kearns writes the story of her grandparents, women’s rights activists at the turn of the 20th century. Although her grandmother Edna Kearns died in 1934, Marguerite grows up asking questions and attempting to crack the mysteries associated with legends in her family involving George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe. The truth is very different from legend, but the journey is insightful, revealing, and life changing. In the course of telling the tale, the author discovers the strength of her own voice and puts it to use.

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Honor the U.S. suffrage martyr— Inez Milholland at the centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

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