Constitution Day 2020
Constitution Day 2020
September 17, 2020
We suffrage supporters have much to celebrate this year. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, allowing most women to vote, reached its centennial anniversary last month, 133 years after it was signed in 1787. Passage of the 19th was also the first time women were recognized in this ever-evolving document.
Our in-person suffrage celebration was indefinitely postponed as was the completion of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial because of the novel coronavirus that swept the globe and upended our lives for the foreseeable future. Two major government donations were rescinded forcing us to now build the memorial in stages. Total cost of the memorial is approximately $2,500,000, $1,900,000 of which has been allocated toward completion of the first stage which is nearly done. An additional $200,000 is needed to finish the second stage which will allow us to open to visitors. A final $400,000 will cover the three remaining memorial design elements (naming rights are available for two of these elements). The sooner we can raise $200,000, the sooner you can visit!
We would love for you and all your friends to join us virtually during lunch next week on September 24th. Below you can link directly to register and 100% of the the tax deductible fee benefits the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial construction fund.
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Thank you to all who put this exciting program together connecting women’s issues of the past to the present. You don’t want to miss it.
Throughout the year there are numerous Special Days and Occasions to Celebrate! The obvious are birthdays and national and religious holidays. Click here…
You can find something to celebrate every single day of the year. Have some fun! When you donate in someone’s name through our website, www.suffragistmemorial.org, you can leave a personal message and their email address. We will send them an individualized Turning Point Suffragist Memorial email informing them of your gift that will include your message. Your gift will be listed on our website in your name. For gifts of $1,000 or more, the donation will also be engraved in perpetuity on the Memorial Donor Wall.
Please note that the opportunity to be listed on the Donor Wall expires October 31, 2020.
Remember, as part of the CARES Act, taxpayers who do NOT itemize deductions can take an “above the line” deduction to reduce their adjusted gross income (AGI) of up to $300 for an individual or up to $600 for a married couple. If you DO itemize, individuals can deduct up to 100% of 2020 AGI. Corporations can deduct up to 25% of taxable income.
Please help us open the memorial! Kindly contact me with your comments and/or questions. Thank you for your continued support.
About The Memorial:
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, created in partnership with the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, will honor the millions of suffragists who fought more than seven decades to win the vote for women. It is another hidden piece of women’s history even though it was a national campaign that included incidents of arrests, jail, torture and even death. The memorial will ensure that the suffrage story is elevated to its proper place in history and will educate present and future generations on the need for eternal vigilance for equal rights. As author, Eleanor Clift, writes, “the suffragists engineered the greatest expansion of democracy in a single day that the world had ever seen, and yet…the leaders built no monuments to themselves, and too many of their names have been lost to history.”
Please help us to bring to light the “best kept secret in American history.”