|Group:||Incredible Women; A Celebration of the Female|
|Swap Coordinator:||MadameCupcake (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Artist Trading Card (ATC)|
|Number of people in swap:||12|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||November 16, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 23, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Before 1920 in the US, Women did not have the right to vote on a National level for president or for any other reason. Many cities and towns did not allow a woman to have a bank account, own land, or make large purchases like a house, car, or horse without a man such as their husband or father signing alongside them.
A woman's voice was not worth anything at this time but two women, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns changed this by forming the CUWS which was a lobbying group urging for Women's Suffrage to be voted on and passed.
The women went so far as to picket the White House during a war under President Woodrow Wilson often using his own speeches against him. The women picketed 24 hours a day in shifts through rain, snow, harrassment from crowds, hunger, and missing their loved ones. They did this because they had a goal, a dream that women would have a voice and would be heard.
Eventually their numbers began to dwindle due to many arrests which decimated their numbers, they were arrested for "blocking traffic" and even Burns and Paul ended up imprisoned in the Occoquan Workhouse for Women for simply speaking their minds intelligently and peacefully.
In a protest of the conditions in Occoquan, Paul commenced a hunger strike, which led to her being moved to the prison’s psychiatric ward and force-fed raw eggs through a feeding tube. This, combined with the continuing demonstrations and attendant press coverage, kept pressure on the Wilson administration. In January, 1918, Wilson announced that women's suffrage was urgently needed as a "war measure", and strongly urged Congress to pass the legislation. In 1920, after coming down to one vote in the state of Tennessee, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the vote for women.
Women in the US now have the incontestable right to vote in all elections all over the country and we now have a voice that will never be silenced, all because two women had the strength and spirit to stand up for what was right.
In this swap we will be making 1 ATC for 1 partner with the subject of "Votes For Women", Suffrage, etc. If you are not in the US, please feel free to use figures, facts and information from your own country's history regarding securing the right for women to vote. On that note, if you're sending to someone outside of your own country send a bit of information about your country's Suffrage Movement maybe printed from Wikipedia just to help them get in touch with the history of your ATC.
Please use reproductions of photos, quotes, the Women Suffrage flag and colors (gold and purple) to make this ATC really a one of a kind celebration of the achievements of our past.
Standard ATC dimensions of 2.5 x 3.5 inches on a stiff backing of heavy cardstock or chipboard.
For information on the US Women's Suffrage Movement check out the wikipedia page here
For photos (printable!) please refer to this website By Popular Demand: Votes For Women
Remember to add to the back of your ATC the name of the swap, the edition numbers, your name AND swap-bot screen name, location where it was made (ex: NYC, USA), and the date the work was created.
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Please don't hesitate to contact me for any info or clarification, happy swapping!
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