Forward Into Light!
March 4, 2011
This week is the 98th anniversary of the first national suffrage parade in Washington, DC. The parade, which took place the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 1913, was organized by suffrage leader Alice Paul, author of the original Equal Rights Amendment.
Inez Milholland Boissevain, riding a white horse, led the parade. Inez died at the age of 30 while touring the American West as a suffrage speaker. Her last public words before collapsing onstage were "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?" She was hailed as a martyr and became the first woman memorialized in the nation's Capitol.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Feminists for Life reveals our "On This Day in Herstory" calendar, leading up to the history that you and I are making today.
I hope you will share our Women's History Month celebration with your family and friends. Encourage them to join us in creating practical resources and support for pregnant women and parents.
Each one of us counts in this effort to make holistic, woman-centered solutions a reality and effect lasting change.
Every new member of Feminists for Life--including new gift members, new student members, and new student gift members--will receive two amazing and inspiring issues of The American Feminist just for signing up: "March Forth!" and my "Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice Questions"! (If you haven't joined FFL yet, "every new member" means you, too!)
Keep the revolution alive by advocating woman-centered solutions and encouraging more people to join Feminists for Life. Choose your favorite activist idea(s) listed below.
And don't forget to join us on Facebook, share FFL links with your Facebook friends, and tweet your favorite quotes from this series (#MarchForthFFL). You might want to use the motto suffragists adopted at the memorial for Inez Milholland Boissevain: "Forward out of darkness, leave behind the night. Forward out of error, forward into light."
Because women deserve better,