Currently we have two parts to our program. First, we will Honor the Past with a historical character actress telling the history of the Suffrage Movement. We also have Delegate Dave Albo talking about how his grandmother told him stories of her part as a Suffragist.
The second part of the program will Celebrate our Future featuring Carrie Almond, the President of the National Federation of Republican Women, NFRW, who is a dynamic speaker. We have State Senator Jill Vogel, and Cathy Gillespie. We will also have brief appearances by FCPS school board member Elizabeth Schultz and the three ladies who are running for a seat in the House of Delegates from this area. There’s also Rosie the Bus, which is the NFRW’s bus that drove 37,000 miles around the country to get President Trump elected. We hope Rosie will bring the same luck to this election! You can sign the bus too! Rosie will be parked as close to HWY 123 as possible to draw attention.
It should be a great event and I hope you will be able to come. Ladies and Gentlemen are all welcome to join us, so please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you would like. Tickets can be purchased here through October 12th.
Republican Women of Clifton
Editor’s Note. Background history about the grim imprisonment of courageous, committed women suffragettes who were imprisoned at the “Occoquan workhouse” is available here and here. Per the first of these references:
… The Occoquan workhouse played a central role in the efforts, and ultimate success, of suffragettes seeking the right to vote. … Beginning in January 1917, women from all over the United States picketed President Woodrow Wilson’s administration at the White House. … On July 14, 1917, sixteen upper-society women were arrested and sentenced to two months in the District workhouse at Occoquan. Militants, as the picketers were termed, continued to be arrested and sent to the workhouse (some with six-month sentences) through November 1917. Charges faced by the women included inciting unlawful assemblage and obstructing traffic. … Led by Alice Paul and Miss Winslow, sixteen suffragettes began hunger strikes in mid-November.