Noble Hunger: Women and the VOTE

short vlog discussing Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and the other women of the National Women’s Party (NWP) (a peaceful direct confrontation group than split off from the more docile National American Woman Suffrage Association – NAWSA).  Vlog mentions the HBO film Iron Jawed Angels which is based on Paul and others in the NWP activism for women’s right to vote to the point where they engaged in a prison hunger strike.  Later in 1920 the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was passed largely due to their non-violent civil disobedience activism.

We are approaching the 100 year anniversary (2020) of the right to vote for women and Nov. 2 is a major election day – federal, state, and local elections will have a big impact on all of our lives – time to honor what Alice, Lucy, and Susan B. Anthony before them and many more did for us.  Don’t make their fight be in vain.

VOTE on Nov. 2

If your confused and lost about how to vote for because there is so much spin, falsehoods and lies out there – these sites might help

to get facts on the candidates:
http://Politifact.com (scroll down for election candidates)
http://FactCheck.org/
AARP http://vote13.aarp.org/?cmp=KNC-VOTE&…
League of Women Voters http://smartvoter.org/voter/search.html

Also if u reside in NY – consider voting under the Working Families Party because it helps communicate the the candidates that the 2 party system is not representing us well and we care more about important issues (economy, employment, environment, peace, etc) than we do about all the other jazz.

just found this youtube video that has a lot of clips from Iron Jawed Angels with TEXT quotes and facts.  what is true of ’08 is true for 2010 and 2020 and 2030 and….  VOTE – just do it!

NOTE: the “Noble Hunger” line actually comes from Agatha Tiegel Hanson (one of the 1st Deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet) presentation day speech “The Intellect of Woman” 1893

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheri A Farinha
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 21:59:21

    Wow, what an fantastic movie, Iron Jawed Angels! So true – no matter what year it is, we women must continue to be visible at the polls! Thank you so much for doing this inspiring article! Will post on facebook!

    GOTV!
    ~Sheri

  2. Karen Mayes
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 09:46:36

    I put Iron Jawed Angels on my Netflix queue 😉 I had no idea that next Tuesday (Nov. 2nd) would be 100th anniversary of women voting in America… thanks for the inspiring posting.

  3. handeyes
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 13:12:05

    Sheri – thanks for ur note and ur valuing girl power at the voting booths – ya hoo

    karen – the actual 100 year anniversary will be in 2020 – this nov 2 will mark the 90th anniversary – ya hoo

    let me know what u think of the flick – to me its just amazing that i had NEVER learned about the NWP hunger strikes until this film.

    there is much much much we dont know about our history and those who stood before us

    peace

    patti

  4. Karen Mayes
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 20:24:37

    I am in the middle of watching the movie… it’s REALLY good! I will blog about it, after finishing watching it tomorrow morning. I have to cook dinner and then step out to PTA meeting at RSD…

  5. Karen Mayes
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 20:25:37

    A few things have piqued my curiosity. Alice Paul knew Helen Keller? Interesting. I will talk more about it later…

  6. patti
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 12:17:44

    heye karen

    glad u watched iron jawed angels – will look for ur blog on it

    re: Helen Keller – she was a complicated woman but she did do some cool activism re: women’s rights and socialism

    peace

    p

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