suffrage

She was one of the best known suffragists of the early 20th Century and is the only woman known to have died while pursuing the cause.  A new documentary called Forward Into Light  looks at Inez Milholland, who lived for a while and is buried in the Adirondacks. Writer and Producer Martha Wheelock visited Lewis, in Essex County, recently and talked about her film with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

  The Musicians of Ma'alwyck will be presenting a special collaborative concert this Sunday with the Siena College Chorus and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Timothy Reno celebrating the Suffragettes and the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Titled a "Declaration of Sentiments," the concert will feature works of American female composers Marion Bauer, Amy Beach, and Daybreak of English composer, Rebecca Clarke. They will also present the world premiere of a work based on Suffragette texts by Kathleen Ballantyne.

The event will be held at Druthers Brewery on Broadway in Albany. We welcome: Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Director of Musicians of Ma'alwyck and Jennifer Dorsey who heads the McCormick Center at Siena College.

  Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice.

In The Second Amendment, he traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current day. Now in The Fight to Vote, Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.”

August 26 Marks Women's Equality Day

Aug 26, 2014
Courtesy of Votes For Women 2020

Today is Women’s Equality Day.  Not only is there a New York ballot initiative surrounding it, but there is a push to put a famous wagon on permanent display.

NYS Resolution Honors Women's Suffrage Wagon

Jun 19, 2013
Courtesy of Votes For Women 2020

An elected official in the Hudson Valley is behind a movement to put New York front and center of the women’s suffrage centennial in 2020. For starters, she has worked to ensure that New York has a new day to commemorate, in just a few weeks.

The state Senate and Assembly Tuesday adopted a resolution, calling on the governor to proclaim July 1 this year as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day in the State of New York. Here’s Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017 and 2020.