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The First Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. Women's History Month Day 25

The First Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls

ENCORE PRESENTATION. Women's History Month Day 25. People are Individuals. When we learn to live our lives with Emotional Intelligence, we don't Scapegoat people in a discriminatory manner based on Gender or Race.

We learn to treat PEOPLE as Individuals.

In today's world, WOMEN still NEED Ratification of the #EqualRightsAmendment, the reauthorization of the #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct of 1994 PLUS a #HateSpeechBill to protect WOMEN from #HateSpeech at the #Grammys AND the #Oscars

Another sorely-needed piece of Legislation is a Bill similar to the Fairness Doctrine that was allowed to expire in August of 2011.

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Women's Rights, Equal Rights & Voting Rights for WOMEN under the 19th Amendment all had their origin due to the efforts of women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)‎

While she did not live to see passage & Ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted WOMEN the Right to Vote, it is her ideas that started the movement.

Stanton's ideas were born out of the Abolitionist Movement here & abroad after being denied entrance to the British Anti-Slavery Convention that she & her husband, Henry Stanton attended while on their Honeymoon SOLELY BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN.

The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment is this year.

In recognition of this FACT we need to have the Equal Rights Amendment Ratified into the US Constitution - but not only for the sake of recognition. The Alice Paul Amendment known as the ERA recognized that mere Voting Rights were not enough.

The list of REASONS the ERA still matters in the year 2020 is long.

In the run up to Women's Equality Day on August 26th this year, I will be looking at some of those reasons as well as the History of the the Women's Rights Movement, beginning at Seneca Falls.

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