WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: August 18, 1911 through to September 26, 2011



A Celebration of Women

shares this information with the Women of our World with an attached reservation; that is, a responsibility to remind all Women that our World of 2010 still has only 8% Leadership Representation Globally in government. A Celebration of Women hopes that ‘if‘ You are a Women somewhere in our World, reading this celebration feature, thinking of taking a government role…

STOP thinking and Take that Leap of Faith!

This Realization is one that all Women must absorb into the deepest recesses of their Souls, that Women have only had this Right to Vote for 90 years in the ‘Land of Liberty’, that is less than One Century….a long Journey ahead.

Women!

there is work to be done!

If the thought has ever crossed your mind to run in a election, in your town, your city, your state, your province, your country….



Get Inspired…while celebrating!

Get up, Get out and run for Office!

We have a long way to go…..this World needs us.

Take Action!

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The 19th Amendment ( U.S.A.) guarantees all American Women the Right to Vote.

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919,

and ratified on

August 18, 1920

...the 19th Amendment

granted

American Women the Right to Vote.

 

Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920.

Beginning in the 1800s, women organized, petitioned, and picketed to win the right to vote, but it took them decades to accomplish their purpose. Between 1878, when the amendment was first introduced in Congress, and August 18, 1920, when it was ratified, champions of voting rights for women worked tirelessly, but strategies for achieving their goal varied. Some pursued a strategy of passing suffrage acts in each state—nine western states adopted woman suffrage legislation by 1912. Others challenged male-only voting laws in the courts. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. Often supporters met fierce resistance. Opponents heckled, jailed, and sometimes physically abused them.

By 1916, almost all of the major suffrage organizations were united behind the goal of a constitutional amendment. When New York adopted woman suffrage in 1917 and President Wilson changed his position to support an amendment in 1918, the political balance began to shift.

On May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives passed the amendment, and 2 weeks later, the Senate followed. When Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, the amendment passed its final hurdle of obtaining the agreement of three-fourths of the states. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the ratification on August 26, 1920, changing the face of the American electorate forever.

Women’s Suffrage or Woman Suffrage

is the ‘Right of Women to Vote’ and to ‘Run for Office’.

The expression is also used for the economic and political reform movement aimed at extending these rights to womenand without any restrictions or qualifications such as property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. The movement’s modern origins are attributed to 18th century France. In 1906, Finland was the first nation in the world to give full suffrage (the right to vote and to run for office) to all citizens, including women. New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant all citizens the right to vote, in 1893, but women did not get the right to run for the New Zealand legislature until 1919.Women’s suffrage has been granted at various times in various countries throughout the world, and in many countries it was granted before universal suffrage. Women’s suffrage is explicitly stated as a right under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, adopted by the United Nations in 1979.




For more information, visit the National Archives’ Digital Classroom Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment.

A Tribute to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, spoken by the greatest Gloria Steinman + Kirsten’s acceptance speech.

Brava Women of our World !!!

 



Gloria Steinman and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

 

Here is a Tribute to a Woman Leader, that speaks and works for all the Women of our World, and awarded this talk from the great of greats for the Women of our World, Gloria Steinman. At the 2011 Champions of Choice Award Luncheon, NARAL Pro-Choice New York was proud to honor Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her leadership and dedication to protecting reproductive health and rights. This is one Woman that is out there dealing with some of the most difficult ‘issues‘ facing women of the modern world.

 

 

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SAUDI ARABIA got their RIGHT to VOTE this September 26, 2011 , a time of Celebration !!!!


BBC Breaking News – Women in Saudi Arabia will get right to vote VIDEO ONLINE ONLY



Women of our World,

You are needed and must Take ‘FEARLESS’ Action!


Our Journey must be globally unified NOW, as our world is becoming smaller with instant information, easy transporation, it needs the Women of this World to Step Up and Take Action for global “Equality of Women Among Women“; ergo to achieve a sustainable global gender equity of any kind.

 


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