July 19, 2017

Commission News

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August 9, 2017: Teen Voices to Partner with NYS Women’s Suffrage Commission
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Teen Voices, the global girl news initiative of Women’s eNews, is partnering with the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York.  This  editorial project will feature articles from teen girls writing about what the right to vote means (or will mean, for those under 18) to them, whether and why they aspire to be civically engaged, and how their generation should build on the suffragist legacy of advancing equal rights.

June 1, 2017: Commission Launches #TheNext100 Film Series
June 1, 2017: Commission Launches #TheNext100 Film Series
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The Next 100 Film Series

On June 1, the Commission launched #TheNext100 film series with a special screening of Heather Booth: Changing the World at the Paley Center in New York City. The film series, a partnership with Women Make Movies, will bring films about the women’s movement – past and present – to audiences across the state. The screening was followed by a discussion between Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Heather Booth, and filmmaker Lilly Rivlin. 

 

April 22, 2017: Commission Co-Sponsors Women in Politics: Past, Present, and Future
March 27, 2017: Commission Launches Partnership with Girl Scouts
March 27, 2017: Commission Launches Partnership with Girl Scouts

On March 27, at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new Girl Scouts patch celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage in New York. All seven Girl Scouts councils in New York will participate in the patch program, giving girls across the state an engaging way to learn about the history of the women’s movement in New York and envision how they can lead for justice. You can learn more about the patch program here, or by contacting your local Girl Scouts council.

Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Hochul Announce New Girl Scouts Patch Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York
March 1, 2017: Commission Kicks Off Centennial Celebration
March 1, 2017: Commission Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

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The Commission held its first meeting of 2017 on March 1, celebrating the beginning of Women’s History Month with the launch of the Women’s Suffrage Commission’s website, public exhibits at the Empire State Plaza and the Capitol Building, and special Capitol tours focused on the suffrage movement.