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How to Host a Suffragist Memorial Party

By Lauriane Lebrun In honor of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association’s Iron Jawed Angels viewing party (which I’m hosting on Twitter on August 26, 2015, the Nineteenth Amendment’s ninety-fifth birthday!), I decided to have a little fun with this blog post by creating a “suffragist memorial party”
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How Do Millennial Women Feel About the Women’s Suffrage Movement?

By Lauriane Lebrun Before I became an intern for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, I didn’t spend much time thinking about the history of women’s voting rights.  I had seen Iron Jawed Angels (2004) and learned some basic facts about the suffrage movement in school.  Yet, until recently, I was
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What is Empowerment?

By Lauriane Lebrun Empowerment.  From “empower” (em-pou-er). “1) To give power or authority to; authorize, especially by legal or official means. 2) To enable or permit.” I have been thinking about this word a lot.  As one will find in the design plans for the Turning Point Suffragist
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7 Suffragist Men and the Importance of Allies

By Lauriane Lebrun Male allies were vital to the success of the women’s suffrage movement.  As members of a privileged group, men had the advantage of being influential and respected in most areas, especially at the polls and in government.  While some used this against the suffragists, others reasoned that giving
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Why Today’s Young Women Need to Know About the Suffragists

By Lauriane Lebrun In a world where women’s history lessons typically don’t go into much depth, and where many individuals don’t even know what the word “suffrage” means, today’s young women are too often missing out on the benefits of knowing about America’s suffragists.  But, what good will
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5 Reasons Why I Support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (And Why You Should, Too!)

By Lauriane Lebrun 1.  The Suffragists Deserve It. Seriously.        Anyone who successfully maneuvers the long, arduous process of getting a constitutional amendment passed probably deserves a memorial to begin with.  After all, most people are not particularly fond of change, so convincing an entire nation to
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January 2015 – Suppers for Suffragists Fundraiser Recap

Thank you to all those who attended our January Suppers for Suffragists fundraising event on January 29, 2015 at California Tortilla in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, and a special thank you to the managers and staff at California Tortilla for their generosity and support in hosting our guests. It was
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January 2015: Suffragist of the Month

Meet TPSM‘s January 2015 Suffragist of the Month: Cora Week Cora Week was an artist from New York City.  She was engaged with the National Woman’s Party (NWP) at several key events.  She was among those who came to Alice Paul’s window at the DC Jail on November 9, 1917, to communicate with their leader […]
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Eat Dinner, Raise $$$ for TPSMA

In the DC area??? Eat out on Thursday, January 29th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, at California Tortilla in Arlington, VA (2450 Crystal Drive) during TPSMA’s first Suppers for Suffragists event of the new year to raise funds for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial! Invite your family, friends and colleagues, and
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December 2014: Suffragist of the Month

TPSM’s December 2014 Suffragist of the Month: Elizabeth Stuyvesant Formerly of Cincinnati, she lived in New York City and was a professional dancer. She came from a family in which duty to country was valued.  Her great-grandfather died in the Revolutionary War, her grandfather in the Civil War, and her
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