Posts Tagged ‘suffragette movement’

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

NYC “Suffs” musical has historical roots in Johnstown and Saratoga

Elizabeth Cady Johnson statue in Johnstown, NY

My friend had 3 tickets to see “Suffs” in NYC. One person had a conflict, so I was able to go! “Suffs” is a musical about the suffragette movement–women fighting for equal rights and the right to vote. We took a bus from Latham, organized by the Saratoga League of Women Voters. During the trip, Women’s Rights Awareness Campaign Chair Patricia Nugent spoke to us about the Equal Rights Amendment, which women have been working to get passed for 100 years. Many people think it has been ratified at the federal level, but it still has not. We were reminded to “turn the ballot,” as many people forget that amendments are on the back.

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