Marguerite Kearns November 25, 2010

The day the mountains move has come/ I speak, but no one believes me./ For a time the mountains have been asleep,/ But long ago they all danced with fire. / It doesn’t matter if you believe this, / My friend, as long as you believe:/All the sleeping women / Are now awake and moving.    Yosano […]

Marguerite Kearns November 21, 2010

A modern-day version of spirit is gaining ground in a movement called the Chica Peeps. It celebrates the close bonds women have in supporting each other which is defined as: Chica Peeps[chee – ka peeps], noun; a sisterhood of strength and support; a group of three or more women who anchor, guide and nurture each other, often […]

Marguerite Kearns November 18, 2010

If a national holiday is designated for suffragist Alice Paul, she will be the first woman honored by a national holiday. Help get the movement going with an online petition. Many people across the nation are remembering the Night of Terror. Sign the petition and spread the word.

Marguerite Kearns November 16, 2010

“American women have enormous power at their fingertips. . . They have more skill, more wealth, more political and consumer clout than ever before in history. More power, if and when we choose to use it. That’s the punch line. Can we bring ourselves to recognize our common interest as women, and wield power on […]

Marguerite Kearns November 14, 2010

There’s a buzz about women’s suffrage. Amazement about Alice Paul. A huge celebration in Washington State. Reviews, commentary. Check it out and appeciate all the time it took to do this wrap up of the Iron Jawed Angels spirit that’s out there. It takes time to link up with what’s being said and this is […]

Marguerite Kearns November 12, 2010

Suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt: “Women have suffered an agony of soul that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. The vote has been costly, prize it!”

Marguerite Kearns November 11, 2010

So what’s the big deal with a suffrage wagon? And what is it anyway? Something kids drag along the sidewalk for play? You’d be surprised how often the question is asked, and you’d think I might have called the blog something else. But a suffrage campaign wagon is what it is. Horse-drawn wagons were used […]

Marguerite Kearns November 7, 2010

The Associated Press published an article, “Sexism Still a Problem for Women Seeking office” that highlights the attacks on women running for political office that the writer, David Crary, pointed out went beyond the boundaries of ordinary political attacks and what he described were gender specific. It’s worth checking out. Beyond that, these attacks are […]

Marguerite Kearns November 4, 2010

Plans for a national suffrage memorial at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Va. are underway to bring recognition to the woman’s suffrage movement. Finally!  The conceptual design for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial has been unveiled. Fundraising is underway. Design features for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial include: Entrance Plaza Gates duplicating the White House gates where […]

Marguerite Kearns October 31, 2010

Women remember the jailing of suffragists. “Iron Jawed Angels” is still being talked about. College student speaks about apathy and the value of voting. Reflections on Alice Paul. Washington State resident shares about her great-grandmother who was a suffragist. One hundred years of voting in Washington State. Scholar and biographer discusses Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Newspaper columnist reviews the history of women voting. British women use 1912 suffrage theatre performance as a […]