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Melina Carnicelli | Lead Organizer |

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Feminists to Set 2020 Agenda During Suffrage Centennial Celebration in
Birthplace of Women’s Rights

SENECA FALLS, NY (April. 26, 2019) –  Feminists across the nation will
gather January 17-19, 2020 with  <http://womenmarchsenecafalls.com/> Women
March in Seneca Falls to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s
Suffrage in the United States.

Seneca Falls is the location of the first Women’s Rights Convention in the
country, co-organized in 1848 by women’s rights and voting rights activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Convention helped to launch the women’s suffrage
movement. Next year, 2020, will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of
the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional
right to vote.

On the weekend of Jan. 17-19, activists with Women March in Seneca Falls
will hold a three-day event celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage,
honoring the 700 historic, worldwide women’s marches of 2017, and
encouraging all eligible Americans to exercise their right to vote in the
next election.

“In January 2020, we’ll march in the footsteps of my great-great grandmother
in Seneca Falls – where she and our foremothers first publicly demanded
women’s right to vote,” said Coline Jenkins, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s
great-great-granddaughter.

Event activities will include a welcome gathering at New York State Equal
Rights Heritage Center in nearby Auburn, New York, the home and final
resting place of Harriet Tubman, followed by entertainment at Auburn Public
Theater; and in Seneca Falls: the 4th annual rally and march; feminist music
group BETTY in concert; and, an epic conversation honoring the Haudenosaunee
Confederacy and resultant legacy of American women leading the fight for
justice and equality from the Clan Mothers to abolitionists and early
suffragists to 21st century celebrated women lighting the way, to our next
generation of activist leaders.

Women March in Seneca Falls is a non-partisan and grassroots affiliate of
<https://www.wearemarchon.org/> MARCH ON that works with community groups
toward ending systematic racism and sexism, seeking gender parity in elected
office, environmental justice and equal pay, eradicating violence against
women, supporting LGBTQIA, immigrant and disability rights, passing the
proposed ERA, and advocating for reproductive rights and self-sovereignty
for all women. Since January 2017, tens of thousands of supporters have
gathered in Seneca Falls to rally and march with activist “inSISTERS.”

“The women’s suffrage centennial is an auspicious moment in history for
America’s women and a reminder that it is up to us to set the agenda for
2020 and beyond,” said Melina Carnicelli, lead organizer of Women March in
Seneca Falls.

Further information on Women March in Seneca Falls2020 Weekend will be
shared on  <https://www.facebook.com/WomenMarchSenecaFalls/>
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Women March in Seneca Falls is an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to providing opportunities to publicly demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. It is committed to protecting and enhancing rights belonging to women through awareness and fund raising, meaningful collaborations, and community education in Seneca Falls, New York, US birthplace of women’s rights, and throughout New York state. Through frequent “calls to action,” Women March in Seneca Falls continually reminds local, state, and national elected and appointed government officials that women’s rights activists are vigilantly carrying on the political activism of their foremothers.

“We’ve chosen the path to equality; don’t let them turn us around.”
-Geraldine Ferraro

Unity Principles…
  1. Equal Pay
  2. Gender arity in elected office
  3. Passage of the proposed Equal Rights Ammendment
  4. Reproductive rights/Self-sovereignty
  5. LGBTQ Rights
  6. Immigrant Rights
  7. Environmental Justice
  8. Disabiltity Rights
  9. Ending systemic racism and sexism
  10. Eradicating violence against women

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