Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.--Victoria Woodhull LESSON #3: SETBACKS, ROADBLOCKS, AND OPPOSITION WILL TRY YOUR RESOLVE. NO MATTER WHAT THE OBSTACLE, LEAN ON THE SISTERHOOD FOR STRENGTH BUT KEEP GOING. The better class of NEGROES THEMSELVES know they’re better off represented by … Continue reading Lesson #3 From the Suffragists
LESSON# 2: WORDS MATTER; USE THEM TO NAME THE INJUSTICE AND THEN TO INSPIRE THOSE WHO CAN SET IT RIGHT. It began at a ladies tea; somehow the polite small talk moved into women expressing their frustration at the lack of opportunity for their gender. Elizabeth Cady Stanton described her feelings this way: “I poured … Continue reading Lesson #2 from the Suffragists: Words Matter
August 26th is Woman’s Equality Day, the day we commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment. It seems like the appropriate day to post the first segment of a blog series I worked on over the summer. I am a bit of history nerd so, for me, it was interesting to dig into details about … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate the Original Persisters!
By Peg Ludtke She was always at least one student’s first pick. My 9th-grade students were required to do a year-long biography study of someone they revered, someone who they felt had done something admirable for the greater good. Harriet Tubman easily fulfilled the requirement and swelled my female student’s minds and hearts with inspiration. The finale … Continue reading He Conquered While She Saved
Democracy For All Amendment - Get Big Money Out of Politics! Feb. 10 Full Membership Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STILLWATER, MINNESOTA, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 -- If you are fed up with corporations being considered people, and money being equal to free speech, we have a cause you can get behind. On February 10, 2019, the Healthcare Team … Continue reading Let’s Get Big Money Out of Politics! Feb. 10 Full Membership Meeting
ACTION REQUESTED: Please call Senator Karin Housley, 651-296-4351 about election security! Senate File 93 (SF93) should be a no-brainer for both parties. It releases about $7 million dollars in federal funds for election security. Most states got access to this funding last year, but not Minnesota. The House version of this bill (HF14) is moving … Continue reading MN Election Security Funding – YOUR CALLS NEEDED
We are still strong, persistent, and a force of nature, we still want to advance a progressive agenda, and we still want the current President and his enablers out. We are still angry, occasionally nasty, but also know we are slowly winning the war against the forces that would oppress us. The third annual Women’s … Continue reading Why We Marched Again
Be part of the grassroots effort for progressive change! Join the Political Engagement Team (PET) Wednesday, January 23 from 5:30 – 7PM SCVANOW and WCCW* member Shannon Riley was active with us during election season and is reaching out to those interested in engaging in political activity again via SCVANOW’s Political Engagement Team (PET). (* … Continue reading Political Engagement Team Returns!
It’s time to sign up for the Women’s March! The first march two years ago was an unforgettable and historic event. It was an important and visible message to this administration that we will not quietly stand by while they tear away at the values we hold dear. It was also a fun and energizing … Continue reading March with Us January 19
By Peg Ludtke Did you know that roughly around 6,000 bills are written each two-year cycle in the MN Legislature? If that seems overwhelming, don’t panic. Jaime McGeathy - pronounced “McGathy”), author of the newsletter WatchYourRepsMN , convincingly argues that anyone can stay on top of what is happening at the Capitol in terms … Continue reading MIDTERMS OVER, WHAT’S NEXT?
Many wonderful election wins have shown up in the news. Some that are missing are the Wisconsin "United to Amend The US Constitution" wins. Nine more Wisconsin Counties voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. … Continue reading Wisconsin Votes to Get Money Out of Politics
This week I took my 86-year-old mother to the Chisago County Government Center to vote. My mother doesn’t drive and has trouble standing for a long time but she’s as sharp and savvy about her civic rights and responsibilities as anyone I know. We had tried to get her an absentee ballot, but when the … Continue reading Voting With Mom
The voting gender gap has developed into a deep a chasm in the 2018 Midterm elections. Women in this country are fed up with a President who admits to being a sexual predator and with powerful men who until now have gotten away with sexual harassment or assault with impunity. The Women's March began the … Continue reading What Would Happen if Only Women Voted?
STAY STRONG Hey! Is your anxiety rising as the midterms loom nearer? The negative TV ads playing havoc with your piece of mind? Even with the tremendous efforts to elect women and get out the vote by W.C.C.W (We Can Change the World - one vote at a time) and the Alliance, we won’t know … Continue reading Stay Strong – Get Louder!
Here is the latest news from NOW: Endorsements: https://nowpac.org/all-federal-candidates-2018/ Current Action Issues: https://now.org/nap/ And here is a movie that explains it all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POXCESNqGH0
Here’s a great summary of candidates and forums for the four open Stillwater Area School Board positions. This includes links to recorded versions of two forums and candidate responses. There’s one more forum scheduled on 10/24 hosted by the Stillwater Gazette. http://stillwaterschools.org/district/school-board/elections/school-board-candidate-forums
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