99th Anniversary of Women Right to Vote in the US

Jun 2017
418
maine
#2
Because Maine's bicentennial is next year, we are celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment this year. For a large section of the country, universal suffrage was already in place but in places such as Maine, it was only partial. Then there was a swarth from Pennsylvania to Alabama where it didn't exist at all. Last spring I was involved in the effort to put up an educational display on the subject. It was a truly "bipartisan" movement (with ladies re-meeting in future years of very different sides of issues). The movement was successful--at least in Maine--because of (1) the strong and unwavering support of men and (2) their own dogged persistence & refusal to be intimated.

Thank you for recalling this important achievement on the road to full equality and democracy!
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,200
SoCal
#3
Because Maine's bicentennial is next year, we are celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment this year. For a large section of the country, universal suffrage was already in place but in places such as Maine, it was only partial. Then there was a swarth from Pennsylvania to Alabama where it didn't exist at all. Last spring I was involved in the effort to put up an educational display on the subject. It was a truly "bipartisan" movement (with ladies re-meeting in future years of very different sides of issues). The movement was successful--at least in Maine--because of (1) the strong and unwavering support of men and (2) their own dogged persistence & refusal to be intimated.

Thank you for recalling this important achievement on the road to full equality and democracy!
You wouldn't happen to have any photos of this educational display, would you? It would be interesting to see it. :)
 

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
26,889
Italy, Lago Maggiore
#4
This is something really important: an individual is an individual.

This is really simple: we cannot differentiate about gender, race, skin color, eyes color, census, political orientation, religious beliefs, cultural traditions, ideological persuasions, philosophical conceptions, sexual inclinations ...

Democracy is this: the individual is the core of the system and all individuals are equal. Period.

So ... this is a great day to remember.

P.S. Good one Edratman.
 
Jun 2017
418
maine
#5
This is something really important: an individual is an individual.

This is really simple: we cannot differentiate about gender, race, skin color, eyes color, census, political orientation, religious beliefs, cultural traditions, ideological persuasions, philosophical conceptions, sexual inclinations ...

Democracy is this: the individual is the core of the system and all individuals are equal. Period.

So ... this is a great day to remember.

P.S. Good one Edratman.
Absolutely. While it is good to make note of such developments, it is sad that what ought to be a given often isn't.
 
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AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
26,889
Italy, Lago Maggiore
#6
Absolutely. While it is good to make note of such developments, it is sad that what ought to be a given often isn't.
It was a pivotal step along a long path ... about this we have to thank idealist politicians who have spent their mandate to endorse a vision. The so called "professional politicians" deal with the common daily administration, but idealists tend to do more. Regardless their political orientation, we should just recognize that they did something valuable for our future.

Then you know, this is a history forum, so don't enter into a political debate, thanks.
 
Jun 2017
418
maine
#7
You wouldn't happen to have any photos of this educational display, would you? It would be interesting to see it. :)
This photo of part of the exhibit was taken yesterday. It has been up all summer and, after a stretch of really hot days, is looking a bit wilted. The names listed on the board are those of people in central Maine who were involved. We concentrated on families so these names are of couples and kindred groups.

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Jun 2017
418
maine
#8
It was a pivotal step along a long path ... about this we have to thank idealist politicians who have spent their mandate to endorse a vision. The so called "professional politicians" deal with the common daily administration, but idealists tend to do more. Regardless their political orientation, we should just recognize that they did something valuable for our future.

Then you know, this is a history forum, so don't enter into a political debate, thanks.
OK. Change "isn't" to "wasn't". But, by no means, was this a strictly political debate but a movement with people of all persuasions lining up on both sides.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,200
SoCal
#10
This photo of part of the exhibit was taken yesterday. It has been up all summer and, after a stretch of really hot days, is looking a bit wilted. The names listed on the board are those of people in central Maine who were involved. We concentrated on families so these names are of couples and kindred groups.

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What are you going to do with this exhibit after the exhibition stops?
 

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