Aug 18. 1920 – Is this a Day in History or an Ongoing Issue? – When Quakers, Abolishionists, Temperance Advocates and Women Unite for the Vote…
Things change in the world. Sometimes it takes speeches and pickets, and sometimes it takes more severe actions.
The right to vote is under threat again in the USA. At the very time when it should be celebrated, the REPs are trying to destroy it.
- They are sending out broken counting machines to polling sites esp in larger black population areas,
- They are wrecking the mail sorting system and crashing it with help from a long time REP backer who has financial interests in the opposition to the mail system. Mail drop boxes are being limited in swing states. Even though there are entire groups of people that need that mail for medicine deliveries who are at further risk of death without their meds. So many people are dying in the USA these days that I guess they think they can hide their criminal negligence. What are a few more?
- And even e-voting has been having glitches.
And by November, either someone will act to protect the vote, or they will find this election will be rigged by the REPs. But you have to know that if that happens, the only way it COULD happen is if the DEMs are complicit. At the moment, Congress is on their mandated August break.
The people who are most likely to go to poll sites and wait in line, who are they more likely to vote for?
But at least this time, the chances are that there are people who are motivated to take down the current govt. Hoping that the Biden/Harris ticket actually means change.
But will it be change? Or is there a better way to dismantle the current system and build anew? To show a system that actually reflects the people who it’s meant to represent?
How could that happen? In this extreme a situation, it’s either going to take a civil war or a general strike. Where workers refuse to do more than absolutely critical to life. And big biz that both DEMs and REPs work for finds out who they rely on. It’s not the govt, it’s the people. The ones they are working toward enslaving more and more. And figure they can get away with it.
What will you do to protect your right to vote? And what will you do to have that vote actually represent what you mean it to?
These days, women, BIPOC, people need to remember their parents and grandparents struggle to get that right and fight for it again.
Aug. 18, 1920 – Aug 18, 2020. It seems appropriate that it’s the centennial of women’s struggle and it’s victory somehow.
- 19th Ammendment – Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, granted women the right to vote.
- In 1848, a group of abolitionist activists—mostly women, but some men—gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women’s rights. They were invited there by the reformers Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) and Lucretia Mott.(née Coffin; January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880)
- In 1869, a new group called the National Woman Suffrage Association was founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)
- 1890 the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the organization’s first president.
- The 14th and 15th Ammendments were coming up at the same time and this caused conflict within the suffragettes.
- In 1916, NAWSA president Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947)
National Woman’s Party founded by Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977)
- August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. And on November 2 of that year, more than 8 million women across the United States voted in elections for the first time.
- 1918-05-24 Canada
An Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon Women
S.C. 1918, c. 20
Women who are British subjects, 21 years of age, and otherwise meet the qualifications entitling a man to vote, are entitled to vote in a Dominion election. In effect January 1, 1919.
- 1960-03-31 Canada
An Act to amend the Indian Act
Statutes of Canada, 1960, ch. 8.
An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act
Statutes of Canada, 1960, ch. 7.
The First Nation is granted the right to vote without relinquishing their status. Statute came into effect on July 1st, 1960.
In Canada, Women’s suffrage was also supported by Black abolitionists (such as Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) ), as well as unionists, socialists and temperance activists. The majority of Canadian suffragists relied on peaceful campaigning. Only a handful identified with the militant suffragettes led by Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emiline Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) and the Women’s Social and Political Union in the United Kingdom.source
History of Women Suffrage in Canada. The woman suffrage movement in Canada had its beginning in 1878 under the leadership of Dr. Emily Howard Stowe,(née Jennings, May 1, 1831 – April 30, 1903) who was one of the founders and the first president of the Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association, incorporated in 1889.
The struggle for female suffrage in Canada had started in Ontario, and was instigated for the most part by the Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association.
The Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association became the Canadian Suffrage Association.
During the years 1914-6, upon the instigation of Dr. Margaret Gordon, president of the Toronto Suffrage Society, referenda were held in municipalities of Ontario upon the question of municipal franchise for women.