Women Have Been Voting for U.S. President in California for 100 Years
When voters go to the polls in November 2012, this will mark 100 years of California women voting for U.S President. Back in 1911 when California women won the vote after a vigorous campaign, 90 percent of the nation’s women could not participate in the democratic process. California became an inspiration for the rest of the nation.
A special report by filmmaker Martha Wheelock about the story of California women winning the vote is featured in Suffrage Wagon News Channel. The entire report is available on: http://www.suffragewagon.org/?page_id=4921
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“The work for suffrage transformed the consciousness of California women and gave them their first informal education that change is possible, “Martha Wheelock said. She emphasizes that this has important implications for today.
“This campaign was not run by those who had experience in such work, but by women, though untrained, whose fervor was tireless, by women who had no idea they could ever speak in public or talk to a stranger, but who did so because they were moved to. We can make a difference when we are impassioned by the rightness of a cause.”
Martha Wheelock directed and produced the documentary, “California Women Win the Vote.” Wheelock has been a filmmaker since 1978, as well as a teacher of American literature, ethics and women’s studies in high school and college. She has produced three other films to celebrate women’s history and acknowledge women writers and artists. For more information or to purchase the DVD: http://ishtarfilms.com
Suffrage Wagon News Channel (http://suffragewagon.org) celebrates women’s freedom to vote by covering news and stories of the suffrage movement. The channel’s mission is to build leadership today and make a link between the past, present, and future.
The online resource and news channel is popular among history buffs, those interested in civil rights and citizenship, voters, teachers, and students. For more information, contact suffragewagon at gmail.com or call 888-303-7471.
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