Important New Suffrage Bill in New York Senate

New York State Senator Elizabeth Little has proposed Senate Bill #S2388-2015 calling for the creation of a New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commission. The Commission will be charged with planning and executing a “portfolio of public humanities programs to engage the citizens of New York with the important issues inherent to the woman’s suffrage initiative.” You can find more information, and a copy of the bill on www.nysenate.gov/legislation; enter the number #S2388-2015.

I urge you to contact your local representatives. You can find your State Senator at www.nysenate.gov and type in your address in the box on the left.

To find your Assemblyman, go to http://assembly.state.ny.us, and type in your address in the box on the right.

The women who fought for suffrage spent seventy-two years struggling for the vote. Please encourage your legislators to co-sponsor and support this bill. Not only will it give needed attention and funds to stage a 2017 Centennial celebration that those hard-working suffragists so richly deserve, but it will also enable us to educate future generations about the struggle for political equality that their foremothers so gallantly waged. Please email, write, or call your legislators ASAP.

 

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