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A Very Special Invitation! Please Come!

A Very Special Invitation! Please Come!

On Monday, November 6, 12017 we celebrate the centennial anniversary of New York women winning the vote. To commemorate this very special anniversary the City of Glen Cove joins with the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association to dedicate a historical marker celebrating the work of two very special Glen Cove residents, Helen Sherman Pratt and […]

The League of Women Voters Plants A Tree for Suffrage!

The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset commemorated the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with the planting of a Kwanzan Cherry Tree in Blumenfeld Park in Port Washington. LWV member Francine Furtado spearheaded the project, and commented: “This tree planting symbolizes the coming together of two great […]

Image of Long Island Suffragist Wins State Contest

Image of Long Island Suffragist Wins State Contest

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is proud to announce that the winning design in the New York State Suffrage Centennial “I Voted” sticker contest is the image of none other than Long Island’s Rosalie Gardiner Jones. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winner yesterday. The anniversary stickers will be distributed throughout the State at […]

Votes for Women Exhibition Catalog Available!

Votes for Women Exhibition Catalog Available!

Our friends at the Suffrage Centennial website sent us this post to share: Votes for Women, an exhibition catalog (available from Amazon and other retailers), celebrates the pivotal role New York State played in the struggle for equal rights in the nineteenth century, the campaign for New York State suffrage, and the ratification of the […]

Ronkonkoma Rally a Huge Success!

Ronkonkoma Rally a Huge Success!

Hundreds turned out yesterday on a beautiful late summer Sunday to celebrate the New York State suffrage centennial. Celebrants came from all over the Island, including our own Long Island Woman Suffrage Association from the Glen Cove area. After a parade of floats and banners, the group gathered at the American Legion Hall 155 to […]

Suffrage Rally Almost Here! Sunday, September 10, 11am

The Suffrage Rally is almost here! Join us on Sunday, September 10 in Ronkonkoma as we celebrate the New York Suffrage Centennial with a parade and rally. Line up for the parade is at 11am at the corner of Carlson Road and Hawkins Avenue; parade will go to the American Legion, 115 Church Street, Lake […]

Happy Women's Equality Day! August 26th

Happy Women’s Equality Day! August 26th

Today, August 26th 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 seventy-two years […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, August 19, 2017

One Hundred Years Ago Today, August 19, 2017

  On August 19, 1917 The New York Times reported that an enraged Senator Myers of Montana denounced the actions of the “militant” suffragists who were arrested while picketing the White House. In a hearing that lasted only forty minutes the six women were convicted of obstructing traffic; they were given the choice of a $10 […]

Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

From the Women's History Bookshelf...

From the Women’s History Bookshelf…

One of the benefits of celebrating the suffrage centennial this year is a wide offering of programs, celebrations, and of course, books to enhance our knowledge and enjoyment of the subject. Two new books about the woman suffrage movement are due out very soon, and both are worth waiting for. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men […]

Suffrage Activities for the Weekend of July 15-16

The weekend of July 15-16 promises to be a busy one for suffragist enthusiasts. Sunday, July 16 there will be a Celebration of the life of Mary Louise Booth, suffragist from Yaphank, NY. (Mary Louise Booth was our Suffragist of the Month, April 2014.) There will be exhibits, lectures, a guided tour of her home, […]

144 Years Ago Today – June 17, 1873. Susan B. Anthony Stands Trial

On June 17, 1873 in Canandaigua, New York the trial of Susan B. Anthony began. The prosecution charged that on November 5, 1872, in the first district of the Eighth Ward of Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women voted in the United States election, which included the election for members of […]

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Congratulations to our friends in East Hampton who worked so hard to secure an historical marker to honor a local suffragist,  Mae Groot Manson. Many thanks to our friend Brooke Kroeger for this information and for a great photo of the dedication, held yesterday: Mae Groot Manson was one of the great unsung heroes of […]

A Memorial Parade!

A Memorial Parade!

Members of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association didn’t let a little rain stop them from  marching Monday in the Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade to honor our veterans! The marchers’ enthusiasm more than made up for their reduced numbers! During World War I suffragists played a very active role in supporting the war effort. Harriet […]

Memorial Day Parade is Coming!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Inc. will be marching in the Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 2017. We will meet in front of the Glen Cove Middle School on Forest Avenue in Glen Cove (same as last year) at 11:30am.  The route is about one mile. Look for our colorful banner. Come […]