happy New Year. we hope.
happy New Year. we hope.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest. In 1848, the movement for women’s rights launched on a national level with the Seneca Falls Convention, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Following the convention, the demand for the vote became a centerpiece of the women’s rights movement. Stanton and Mott, along with Susan B. Anthony and other activists, raised public awareness and lobbied the government to grant voting rights to women. After a lengthy battle, these groups finally emerged victorious with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Despite the passage of the amendment and the decades-long contributions of Black women to achieve suffrage, poll taxes, local laws and other restrictions continued to block women of color from voting. Black men and women also faced intimidation and often violent opposition at the polls or when attempting to register to vote. It would take more than 40 years for all women to achieve voting equality.
The campaign for women’s suffrage was a small but growing movement in the decades before the Civil War. Starting in the 1820s, various reform groups proliferated across the U.S. including temperance leagues, the abolitionist movement and religious groups. Women played a prominent role in a number of them.
Meanwhile, many American women were resisting the notion that the ideal woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family. Combined, these factors contributed to a new way of thinking about what it meant to be a woman and a citizen in the United States.
Our annual fundraiser fashion show is on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at Chartwell Country Club. Our theme this year will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Our vendor is Cabi, which has an exciting new line of larger size women's clothing. Doors open at 11:00 with lunch being served at noon. Reservations are $45 and payable using the Anedot link (click on the To Register button below). We will follow all the applicable COVID rules including masks, as long as no medical reason prohibits the wearing of one.
Checks made payable to SPRWC may be mailed to P.O. Box 1037, Severna Park, MD 21146
We resumed our monthly membership meetings with an outdoor - on the patio - dinner meeting at Chartwell Country Club. 1 Chartwell Dr. Severna Park. Our special guest speaker Torrey Snow, a friend of the SPRW and radio talk show host, enlightened us on the political happenings in our region. We were also joined by SPRWC member and WBAL host Yuripzy Morgan.
Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Stay tuned for our next event. ON HOLD FOR THE TIME BEING DUE TO COVID-19
Please bring a friend and your ideas & join in this
Bi-partisan discussion of issues important to Maryland’s schools!
Sponsored by Severna Park Republican Women’s Club
As soon as allowed, we are planning another bi-partisan event to educate the public. We are featuring issues that affect all of us in the community, regardless of party affiliation. Our event in the fall was very successful, and through Facebook reached hundreds if not thousands of people. Our topic will be the crime issue in Annapolis, Baltimore County and the City of Baltimore. Many concerns among folks locally about the "bleeding" of crime into our county.