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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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19th Amendment Giving Circle established by Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great-great-granddaughter

July 19, 2015 Today is the 167th anniversary of the of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY., held on July 19-20 in 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most prominent suffragists in US history, drafted the “Declaration of Sentiments” adopted at that convention, which is
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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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Nominate Trailblazing Women for TPSMA Silent Sentinel Award

Call for Nominations The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association requests nominations for the 2015 Silent Sentinel Award, honoring someone who has been instrumental in advocating for women’s rights in the United States. The award highlights and honors outstanding individuals who share common traits with
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Wash. WTOP news article features TPSM, Honorary Board member Edith Mayo

Check this out:  A recent article on wtop, New Memorial to Suffragettes Along the Occoquan, by Max Smith (@amaxsmith), featuring TPSM Honorary Board member Edith Mayo. WASHINGTON — March is Women’s History Month, and while some question the need for the annual event, others in the Washington area have first-hand
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A Grand Thank You: 2015 Campaign Launch

2015 Campaign: A “Grand” Thank You; Memorialize the Suffragists Thank you so very much for helping raise the initial funds for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. You have taken on a most important role to ensure that we properly honor the suffragists who knew extraordinary steps were needed to win
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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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