Something else to be thankful for – I’m thrilled to announce that on Saturday Governor Cuomo signed into law the creation of a commission to celebrate the centennial of New York women winning the right to vote. Thanks to all who supported the effort – it couldn’t have happened without you. Now the hard work can […]

A Call to Action!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is joining with other groups throughout NY State urging Governor Cuomo to sign into law the bill to create a New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. As you might remember, the bill passed unanimously in both houses of the NY State Legislature earlier this year. Please consider signing […]

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton!

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the leaders of the woman suffrage movement, and on Tuesday, in celebration, the fourth-graders of East Street School in Hicksville, New York created delightful birthday cards to commemorate the day. Fifty-seven children listened attentively to a reading of the wonderful children’s book, Elizabeth Leads […]

Suffragist of the Month - November, 2015

Suffragist of the Month – November, 2015

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1915 – 1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, NY, one of eleven children (six of them died before adulthood). Her father was a prominent attorney and judge in the town. Elizabeth would often visit him in his office where she learned at an early age that women, […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today       –      November 2, 1915

One Hundred Years Ago Today – November 2, 1915

On the eve of Election Day we remember another election day, November 2, 1915. That day New York State voters made their feeling known about the passage of an amendment to the State’s Constitution granting women the right to vote, and the news was not good. Despite years of campaigning, speaking, writing, petitioning and marching […]

One Hundred Years Ago today - October 23, 1915

One Hundred Years Ago today – October 23, 1915

New York City Suffrage Parade, October 23, 1915 1915 was a pivotal year for the woman suffrage movement in New York State. After years of struggle there was a glimmer of hope that the New York State Legislature would hold a referendum on the adoption of an amendment to the New York State Constitution giving […]

Suffragist of the Month – October, 2015

Abigail Scott Duniway, 1834 – 1915 We sometimes forget that the struggle for woman suffrage was nation-wide. Some western states extended suffrage to women in the mid-19th century, (Wyoming in 1869, Colorado in 1893, Utah in 1896) but others dragged their feet for years, thus necessitating an active movement throughout the west as well. Abigail […]

New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference a Great Success!

New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference a Great Success!

The New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference held in Waterloo and Seneca Falls, NY this past week was a great success. Sponsored by the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network, it brought together about 60+ like-minded people, all interested in planning for 2017 – a celebration of 100 years of voting for New York women. […]

What a Parade!

What a Parade!

Under bright blue skies, graced by perfect crisp fall weather, thousands both paraded and watched the celebration of Smithtown’s 350th anniversary on Saturday, including representatives of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Along with the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association, we proudly marched down Main Street, carrying our banner and spreading our message, reminding all to celebrate the […]

Suffragist of the Month - September 2015

Suffragist of the Month – September 2015

Mary Church Terrell, 1863 – 1954 The efforts of African-American women in the woman suffrage movement are often overlooked, sometimes because there were not as many involved, but also because many often faced blatant discrimination from leading white suffragists. But a firm belief in the importance of the vote for black women as well as […]

Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the day the 19th Amendment granting all women in the United States the right to vote was finally made part of the US Constitution. The designation of August 26th as Women’s Equality Day was proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, representative from the 19th Congressional District in Manhattan. After […]

Save the Date – October 1! New York Women’s Suffrage Conference

The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network announces it is holding a conference in Seneca Falls, NY on October 1, 2015 to help create awareness for the NY woman suffrage centennial coming in 2017. (see below). It promises to be an important and informative conference, and will offer an excellent opportunity to gather with like-minded friends for discussion […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, August 7, 1915

SUFFRAGE TORCH TO JERSEY TODAY Will Leave New York State, with Ceremonies in Mid-Hudson, at Noon. Then Go On a Tour. The New York Times, August 7, 1915 One hundred years ago today the tugboat W.S. Holbrook sailed from Pier A in North River into New York Harbor, carrying a boatload of determined (sometimes seasick) […]

Suffragist of the Month - August 2015

Suffragist of the Month – August 2015

Mary Garrett Hay, 1857 – 1928 The 1915 campaign for a suffrage amendment to the New York State Constitution was one of the most highly organized campaigns in political history. The State was divided into twelve campaign districts and the district of Greater New York was under the management of Mary Garrett Hay. Under her […]

Central Park – Where are The Women?

Central Park, New York’s bucolic treasure, is home to 22 statues of men, but none of real women. (There are statues of Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Juliet). The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B. Anthony Central Park Statue Fund has set out to correct this grievous error, and is planning on placing a statue honoring […]