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)
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