SANDY’S LIGHTHOUSE Edition | by Sandy Gresak
A QUOTE TO REMEMBER...
“The future is not a gift, it's an achievement.” ~Robert Kennedy
I thought I would research facts about Women in Politics and Government. These facts I found to be interesting – I thought you might too. The quote by Robert Kennedy is a perfect fit for today’s subject.
Votes for women were first seriously proposed in the United States in July, 1848, at the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. One woman who attended that convention was Charlotte Woodward. She was nineteen at the time. In 1920, when women finally won the vote throughout the nation, Charlotte Woodward was the only participant in the 1848 Convention who was still alive to be able to vote, though she was apparently too ill to actually cast a ballot.
According to the 1928 article, Women Must Learn to Play the Game as Men Do, by Eleanor Roosevelt, women need more voice in public life to achieve real political equality with men.
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
In December 1935 the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was organized, with Mary McLeod Bethune as the first president. Bethune was a leading member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet," a group of African American leaders who lobbied for political reforms."National Council of Negro Women . http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-3444700915/national-council-negro-women.html
IDA B. WELLS
In 1924, Wells-Barnett failed in a bid to win election as president of the National Association of Colored Women, defeated by Mary McLeod Bethune. In 1930, she failed in a bid to be elected to the Illinois State Senate as an independent.
In a special election on 12 January 1932 Hattie Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, when voters chose her to fill out the remaining year of her late husband's term. Having first filled the seat by appointment of the Arkansas governor after her husband's death in 1931, Caraway was elected to a full term in the Senate in November 1932 and continued to serve there through 1945./first woman elected to the United States Senate; first woman elected to a full 6-year term in the United States Senate; first woman to preside over the Senate (May 9, 1932); first woman to chair a Senate Committee (Committee on Enrolled Bills, 1933); first woman in Congress to co-sponsor the Equal Rights Amendment (1943)By Jone Johnson Lewis, About.com Guide
RUTH B. OWEN
On 13 April 1933 Ruth B. Owen became the first female foreign minister from the United States when President Roosevelt appointed her minister to Denmark. Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde born (public official, diplomat, writer; first ... to represent the United States to a foreign country - minister to Denmark, 1933;)
FLORENCE ELLINWOOD ALLEN
Florence Ellinwood Allen was a pioneer woman judge, even being considered for the US Supreme Court in the 1930s.
Today my Quote to remember is from the newsletter by Paul Sjordal. If you want to contact Paul you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org, Thank you, Paul.