Much has been said. Here’s where to find some of it
Reclaiming Utah’s pioneering legacy of women’s suffrage
Jane and I heard a thought provoking talk by Neylan McBaine at TEDx Salt Lake City two years ago. Neylan highlights well the remarkable women who broke new ground for our entire country.
This year Neylan launched Better Days 20/20 to highlight and celebrate 2020 as the 150th anniversary of Utah being the first place a woman cast a ballot in the modern nation. As Martha Hughes Cannon, the first female U.S. State Senator noted:
“The story of the struggle for women’s suffrage in Utah is the story of all efforts for the advancement and betterment of humanity.”
Read many of those remarkable stories here: Better Days 2020
Highlighting 100 years of women
I received the November issue of National Geographic and was delighted to see that it is kicking off a yearlong celebration of women. Throughout the year, National Geographic will explore the lives of women and the massive changes underway for girls and women around the globe across print, digital and broadcast platforms.
View the issue: Women: A Century of Change
Did you know that Utah could make the ERA finally happen?
In 1972 Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to the states to ratify. Thirty five of them did. In 2017 and 2018, Nevada and Illinois became the 36th and 37th states to ratify the Amendment. Our country is just one state short of the 38-state requirement for adoption of the ERA and Utah could be the state to make it finally happen.
A big thanks
to Lindsay Daniels for the photograph used in this post. Lindsay is a talented photographer who helped create an award winning documentary on the sex slave trade in India. In 2015 I had her do a Think Again presentation regarding that topic.
You can find her remarkable work at Lindsay Daniels Photography.