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Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony

On February 15, 1820 Susan Brownwell Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts, the second of 7 children. Her family moved to Rochester New York when she was seven years old, and it was there she made her home for the rest of her life. Both towns have homes that seek to keep the memory of […]

Valentines for Votes

Valentines for Votes

Send St. Valentine to Plead for Votes Suffragists Bombard President and Congress with Dripping Hearts and Vines The New York Times reported that on February 14, 1916 the Congressional Union, headed by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns sent Valentines to the President and all members of Congress with poems and sticky sweet greetings, urging them […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GREAT NEWS!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

167 Years Ago Today

167 Years Ago Today

On a warm July day in 1848, in a small town of Waterloo in upstate New York, a group of five women gathered around the tea table in Jane Hunt’s parlor to discuss their dissatisfaction with women’s life in general. While all five shared common frustrations of lack of personal, financial, and political freedom, none was […]