Dear Friend, One hundred years ago, Jeannette Rankin helped pave the way for all of us. In 1916, Rankin made history as the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. In 1917, Rankin proposed the formation of a Congressional Committee on Women’s Suffrage, which ultimately called for a constitutional amendment on a woman’s right to […]
The WSCC was a proud Community Partner of the highly successful Boston Women’s March for America on January 21, 2017.
Jeannette Rankin 1880-1973 Jeannette Rankin is best known as the first woman elected to Congress. She ran in 1916 to represent her home state of Montana as a progressive Republican and served from 1917-1919. Her younger brother Wellington, later to hold statewide office in Montana himself, financed her campaign. Unusually, she ran for and won […]
YW Boston, a Suffrage100MA Partner, posted a quiz about women’s legal history in the United States – from who was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court to what Title IX covers. Take the quiz.
On August 26, 2016, the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition and the Boston Mayor’s Office for the Advancement of Women celebrated the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the Swan Boats. Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and Massachusetts State Representative Denise Provost were our featured speakers.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902 “Surely there is no greater monopoly than that of all men in denying to all women a voice in the laws they are compelled to obey.” Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to President Theodore Roosevelt, 1902 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” […]