VIDEO about the annual ritual of writing down what we want for the holidays. No news yet from the U.S. Congress about the prospect of moving the “Votes for Women” heritage trail out from the dungeon and onto the floor of Congress. But there’s been considerable speculation about the possibility of the proposed Harriet Tubman national park passing through Congress because it has been tacked onto a defense appropriations bill. The national women’s history museum is in all of this mix. Pay attention this week to your favorite news junky sources and keep an eye on the proposed Harriet Tubman national park.
As for me, I’m stressing over the upcoming holiday. I made one breakthrough today after realizing that I have one gift idea already in Santa’s bag. Check out the posting about the new book, Remembering Inez. Visit SuffrageCentennials.com
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Have you set plans in motion to celebrate August 26th, Women’s Equality Day? Fun gifts and other products available to inform your event are available from the National Women’s History Project.
Are you following the audio podcasts from Seneca Falls? Five of the total series of seven podcasts, “Trouble Brewing in Seneca Falls,” have been published. If you haven’t had a chance to hear the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton reflect on the 1848 women’s rights convention, here’s your chance. Podcasts #1. #2. #3 #4 #5 . Watch for the remaining two podcasts, coming soon.
On Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, DC there will be a special program, Women’s History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Woman Suffrage in 2020. In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day and the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, this discussion considers how nearly one hundred years of voting rights have impacted present-day political, social, and economic roles for women. Presented in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum.
The updates on the Harriet Tubman national park include a video and several articles for background. Video from LetsRockTheCradle.com
Make your voice heard on the proposed Tubman national park!
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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to bring the nation one step closer to a Harriet Tubman national park. Now the bill is before the U.S. House of Representatives. Will the House pass the bill before the summer recess? Or is the bill doomed because of politics?
Treat yourself to a Video about the Harriet Tubman national park proposal. Tubman is best known for the Underground Railroad and antislavery work. She was also involved in the suffrage movement.
Link to action steps that you can take.
Tell the U.S. Congress to Fund the Harriet Tubman National Park.
ACT NOW! The Tubman bill has 101 sponsors in the House; it passed the U.S. Senate in July 2014. Tubman national park legislation has been kicking around for ages, and commentators have been wondering if politics will stall action on this bipartisan bill before the Congressional summer recess that starts in August. See article in the Auburn, NY newspaper that poses the question. Background: Article about the Tubman bill passing the U.S. Senate in July. Article about Harriet Tubman descendant.
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