As Quaker women we are not yet in the forefront of planning for the 2020 centennial of women’s voting rights in the United States. It isn’t too late. A great deal has been going on behind the scenes for several years. There haven’t been many Quaker women involved in this first phase. However, this is our last opportunity to get involved because August 26, 2020 will be upon us before too long.
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Brainstorm with others about how you can schedule an event, a program, publish a letter to the editor of your local paper, schedule a speaker or workshop. Has your Quaker Meeting had a member or attender who was involved in the US suffrage movement? Did they march in the Quaker division of women’s suffrage parades? I bet you didn’t know that both Quaker women and men were involved. That’s another reason to follow QuakerWomen.com
As Quaker women, we haven’t taken a back seat. We only haven’t shown our spirit in writing ourselves and our ancestors into history as the nation prepares for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. The celebrations across the nation in 2020 will represent a highly visible presidential election year when women will be in the limelight. Our first step involves the recognition that we must get busy. Join us!
This year, 2019, is the time to write Quaker women into history so that this legacy will be visible during 2020, the 100th year of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. We’re getting started by spreading the word. And that is—how are we bringing Quaker women into our awareness as 2020 approaches? We have all of 2019 to get ready and nail down the details.
Join us during 2019 to start planning how you, your Quaker monthly, yearly, and regional meetings can participate in the 2020 national celebration of 100 years of women voting in the US. Many Quaker women were involved. Let’s bring our terrific history out into the light.
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Photo of Quaker woman in the lobby of the National Park Service’s statue display in Seneca Falls, New York. Photo: QuakerWomen.com