Are you interested in spreading the word about 2020, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that resulted in winning voting rights for US women?

Contact Marguerite for a quote, graphics, article ideas, suggestions for sources, and photos about the 70+ year movement.  Send an email to:

SuffrageWagon at gmail. All the best!

Marguerite is the granddaughter of Edna Kearns (1882-1934) and Wilmer Kearns (1882-1972), activists in the early women’s rights movement in the US. When young, her grandfather Wilmer told her movement stories and what it was like to be on the front lines. Her mother Wilma (1920-1997) filled in the rest.

Edna Kearns is best known for her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used for grassroots organizing that is now in the collection of the New York State Museum. The wagon will be on exhibit at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

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GOOD NEWS: The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY during 2020, the national suffrage centennial, when US women will have been voting for 100 years. Marguerite supports August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) becoming a national holiday. She blogs on issues, trends, events, and celebrations:

Above: Award-winning music video honoring “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and on Long Island for votes for women organizing, 1913. Composer/Producer: Eighty Bug

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"Verily, I am embarked in a very unpopular cause and must be content to row upstream." Susan B. Anthony

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