One Hundred Years Ago Today, February 3, 1916

One Hundred Years Ago Today, February 3, 1916

Harriot Goes to Kansas One hundred years ago today Long Island resident Harriot Stanton Blatch was tired of waiting for New York to give women the vote, and so announced she was buying another residence in Kansas. Kansas law stated that if a woman owned property in the State for six months she could then vote […]

Suffragist of the Month, February 2016

Suffragist of the Month, February 2016

Isabella Beecher Hooker, 1822 – 1907 Isabella Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, February 22, 1822 into the famous Beecher family, which included her half-sister and author of the famous anti-slavery story, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. As a child she was educated mainly in schools run by her sister, Catherine Beecher. In 1841 […]

Exciting New Woman Suffrage Exhibit at Roosevelt House

Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights, January 14-April 2, 2016 For its first special exhibition since re-opening six years ago, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will present, beginning January 14, a show of original and important treasures from the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  Featuring […]

Thanks, Google!

Thanks, Google!

On January 11 Google formally honored the woman suffrage movement with its opening graphic for all the world to see – a delightful illustration honoring the 131st anniversary of the birth of Alice Paul. Alice Paul was a passionate and outspoken leader in the women suffrage movement in the United States, and was responsible for […]

Save the Date! April 17, 2016

Save the date  – Sunday, April 17, 2016 – for another suffrage parade! We will again join our friends at the Ronkonkoma Heritage Association for a parade and lunch, as we did last year. This year we’ve planned it a bit later, so it won’t be so cold.More details to follow….

Suffragist of the Month - January, 2016

Suffragist of the Month – January, 2016

Maud Younger, 1870 – 1936 Like many other dedicated suffragists, Maud Younger came from a very wealthy family, and as a young woman enjoyed a life of ease and elegance. She was born January 10, 1870 and lived in California. On a trip to France she stopped in New York for week’s visit to a […]

Thank You, Legislator Delia De-Riggi Whitton

I would like to thank Nassau County Legislator Delia De-Riggi Whitton of the 11th Legislative District for inviting me to speak to the Nassau County Legislature in Mineola this past Monday, December 21. It offered me a perfect opportunity to inform the legislators about the upcoming centennial celebration in 2017, and to urge them to […]

Saudi Women Vote for the First Time

A rare and wonderful milestone was reached last week in the suffrage world when Saudi Arabia allowed women to vote and run for office for the first time. The New York Times reported: A small minority of Saudi citizens went to the polls on Saturday for a rare exercise in democracy, or at least its […]

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Follow-Up

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Follow-Up

On November 10, about 60 fourth graders and their teachers from the East Street School in Hicksville, NY celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by making birthday cards, listening to the wonderful book, Elizabeth Leads the Way, and enjoying a delicious snack. The cards were then sent to the Women’s Rights National Historic […]


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 […]