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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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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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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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Night of Terror Timeline: November 14-15, 1917

November 14th #OTD 1917,12PM: We were sentenced to imprisonment @ Lorton's OccoquanWorkhouse when we refused to pay the fine (EllaFindeisen) #NightofTerro — TPSM (@TPSM2020) November 14, 2014 Arrested #OTD 1917: Ada Kendell, Ruth Crocker, Katherine Fisher, Anna Guenter, Nina Samarodin, Hilda Blumberg,
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Night of Terror Timeline: November 13, 1917

#OTD 1917, 1PM: A picket line of 31 of us went out from NWP to the White House. (Hilda Blumberg) #NightofTerror #suffrage — TPSM (@TPSM2020) November 13, 2014 Banners were taken and destroyed, they proceeded with bare poles. (Hilda Blumberg) #NightofTerror — TPSM (@TPSM2020) November 13, 2014 #OTD
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Countdown to the Night of Terror

Today we begin posting our timeline countdown to the Night of Terror. Follow us on Twitter @tpsm2020. Timeline: November 9, 1917 AlicePaul had been in DC jail since Oct 20, 1917. On Nov 9, a group of suffragists went to visit her. #NightofTerror pic.twitter.com/OuItJvKHCY — TPSM (@TPSM2020) November 9, 2014
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Day #5 of the ‘Night of Terror” observance & the “why” of the White House picketing

Read this great post from Suffrage Wagon News Channel on WHY the suffragists decided to picket the White House!
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A History of Suffrage

In 2020, the nation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution recognizing a woman’s right to vote. How it began. Officially, the suffrage movement in the United States began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, convened by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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TPSM on #WhyImVoting

By Whitney Stohr, Social Media Chair – Media & Marketing Committee Last Monday, October 27th, The Huffington Post published an article on HuffPost Women, titled Why 27 Influential Women Are Voting This November (And Why You Should Too). Since then, the hashtag #WhyImVoting has all but gone viral, with
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