[pjw] INFO: Women's suffrage in America 100 Years later!
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Tue Aug 18 18:23:30 EDT 2020
Hello PJW supporters
As today's 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the USA was
approaching I could not help thinking about our dear friend Yvonne
Simmons, who worked tirelessly for the rights of women. I called to talk
to Yvonne at the memory care facility where she's been living for the last
several years to remind her of today's significance.
I looked around to see if I could find any Portland-specific
commemorations (admittedly, through just a few web searches) and all I
found were these two items.
USA Today has a page for each state. Oregon's includes some important
figures, but also an air force general and Gert Boyle of Columbia
The only reference I saw on the Oregonian's home page was Trump's empty
(but, I guess, better late then never?) gesture to pardon Susan B Anthony
to try to prove he's not the sexual harasser in chief.
If you're down near Portland State University and want to take a look
around the Walk of Heroines sometime you should do that, Yvonne and a lot
of other Women's International League for Peace and Freedom members' names
are engraved on the wall there.
(You may remember we held the Mother of All Protests there in May 2017
after Trump dropped a similarly monikered bomb in Afghanistan.)
Anyway, happy to hear about anything I missed and/or your nominees of
Portland heroines to recognize.
peace and justice works
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