Monday, October 25, 2010

TONIGHT: Proposition B Discussion Panel

 
 
There are going to be several NE Missouri veterinarians at this discussion opposing representatives from the ASPCA and Mo Alliance for Animal Legislation. Be there to show your support for those opposing Proposition B and publicly demanding proof of pro-PropB claims. 

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Macon County Patriot Meeting - October 21st


Did you know there are 3 Missouri Constitution Amendments and 2 Propositions on the November ballot? Did you know there is one Supreme Court Judge and 5 Western District Court of Appeals Judges on the November ballot? 

If you'd like information on all of the above please join us:

Thursday, October 21st
6:30 p.m.
Los Jimadores Mexican Restaurant

521 E Briggs Dr. Macon

Guest Speaker: 
Kerry Messer
Missouri Family Network

Kerry will be sharing information about each Amendment and Proposition
and answering any questions you have about the issues. 

Dutch treat dinner at 6:30 pm
Meeting will begin at 7:15

Free and open to the public

This is a non-partisan meeting, please no campaigning.





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Monday, October 11, 2010

Why Women Must Vote

This is the story of our Mothers and Grandmothers who lived only 90 years ago.


Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.

 
The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote.


And by the end of the night, they were barely alive. Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden’s blessing went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of ’obstructing sidewalk traffic.’
They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air.

Dora Lewis

They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cellmate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and 
kicking the women.

Thus unfolded the ’Night of Terror’ on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson’s White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women’s only water came from an open pail.  Their food–all of it colorless slop–was infested with terrible vermin.

  Alice Paul

When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.

 Mrs. Pauline Adams in the prison garb she wore while serving a sixty-day sentence.

Last week, I went to a sparsely attended screening of HBO’s new movie ‘Iron Jawed Angels.’ It is a graphic depiction of the battle these women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the polling booth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder.

 Miss Edith Ainge, of Jamestown, New York

All these years later, voter registration is still my passion. But the actual act of voting had become less personal for me, more rote. Frankly, voting often felt more like an obligation than a privilege.  Sometimes it was inconvenient.

 Berthe Arnold, CSU graduate

 Conferring over ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at National Woman’s Party  headquarters, Jackson Place, Washington, D.C. L-R Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, Anita Pollitzer, Alice Paul, Florence Boeckel, Mabel Vernon (standing, right)

It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn’t make her crazy. The doctor admonished the men: "Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity."

 Helena Hill Weed, Norwalk, Conn.

Serving 3 day sentence in D.C. prison for carrying banner, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."

So, refresh my memory. Some women won’t vote this year because — why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work? Our vote doesn’t matter? It’s raining?

History is being made, again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqmPm-AfGqg




This has been circulating on the internet since at least 2008. I'd love to give credit to the originator of the article but in all my searching I can't come up with the author. If anyone has this information please pass it on so we can give credit.

Additional interesting articles:

Women's Suffrage 1900-1920 






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Monday, October 4, 2010

Wednesday 10/6 - Last Day to Register to Vote!

This is one of the most vital elections in American history. Please do all you can to get your friends and family involved!



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