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 fundraiser. New Mexico had a woman governor for two weeks in 1924. A detailed Woman’s Suffrage Timeline.
In other news, the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County (NY) is holding a celebration of the 90th anniversary of woman’s suffrage on Friday, November 12, 2010 (7:30-9:30 p.m.) at the Saratoga Music Hall at City Hall, 474 Broadway. There will be a dramatic reading of the “Declaration of Sentiments” written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and read by Coline Jenkins, the great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The 19th amendment to the US Constitution, written by Susan B. Anthony, will be read by Shirley Anthony Carman and Beverly Marx, first cousins, four times removed from Susan B. Anthony. There will be a champagne toast to the suffragists, a musical tribute, and food. $20 members and $25 non members.
It’s the day after Election Day 2010 and it’s pretty sad to see how few women won seats in national, regional, and local elections (at least from my vantage point here in upstate NY). Thank goodness for the amazing Kirsten Gillibrand, our US Senator! She has done a great job in filling the job once held by Hilary Clinton and just yesterday won the privilege of serving out the 4-yr. term on her own! She epitomizes intellect, femininity, strength, and leadership. I KNOW there are more women out there with those qualities who could make our world a better place. It’s just sad to see how many women candidates (of both parties) who lost their races yesterday.