Let’s not forget our mission. To unite the past, present, and future. And not to take the right to vote for granted. It is more than the right. Our grandmothers, great grandmothers, family members and ancestors intended for the system of elections to be fair, honest, and accessible.

This video is dedicated to Edna Kearns, suffrage activist in New York City and Long Island. See for more information. Follow the Suffrage Wagon for storytelling from Marguerite Kearns, granddaughter of Edna Kearns. Thank you, Amanda Goldman-Petri, for your poem and the message it carries to women and men of voting age.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote. Get ready for 2020, when American women will have been voting for 100 years.


I have been interested in and curious about my Quaker grandmother, Edna Kearns, since the age of ten. My grandfather indulged me with stories about my late grandmother Edna. Storytelling is between the teller of a tale and the listener. The oral tradition leaves the listener to fill in the facts, a process I discovered as an engaging process when I closed my eyes and created my own visuals.

I remembered what my grandfather told me and then went on to become a storyteller myself. I’ve been up late nights working on the intersection between my life and that of my grandparents in the preparation of a memoir that is to be shared with others. So many people have helped me along the way. Thank you to each and every one!

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