The Women's March across the Earth (1/24):
Mobilized millions of women in both a protest of Donald Trump's presidency, policies, and as a mission for women in which each woman might find something to believe ...
In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the vote in America.
The year women achieved the right to vote in some other countries:
1893 New Zealand (though not yet independent of the U.K., the first)
1994 South Africa
2011 Saudi Arabia - source: infoplease
In 1923, "Alice Paul" and Crystal Eastman* "drafted and began campaigning for the ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)" for women. In 1958, Dwight Eisenhower became the first president to endorse the amendment. Though, over the years, the Equal Rights Amendment came close to ratification it remains un-ratified to this day.
- source: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin/ *Wikipedia
Please see Carbuncle Moon blogs of 11/10/16 and 11/4/16, and: "Ms. McTavish" in the short story section of Carbuncle Moon.
President Trump, now's your chance to pass the E.R.A.; Ivanka can help...
Please give to the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County: 801 12th Street, #201/ Sacramento, California 95814/ 916-447-8683 And:
The League of Women Voters of Maine: P.O. Box 863/ Augusta, Maine 04332/ 207-620-0256
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