As interfaith women, we stand on the shoulders of the Suffragists who have created the model for political and social advocacy.

The Fight for Civil Rights That Changed the World

 

1848-Movement began with the Declaration of Sentiments  based on the Declaration of Independence

 

1850-First National Women's Rights convention is held in Worcester, Massachusettes

 

May 1869-  The National Women Suffrage Association is formed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth

Cady Stanton 

 

Nov 1869-  The American Women Suffrage Association is formed by Lucy Stone,  Henry Blackwell and

others

 

Dec 1869-The first women's suffrage law is passed in the territory of Wyoming

1870- Julie Ward Howe published The Mothers Day Proclamation

 

1890- The National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association merge to form the National American Suffrage Association

 

1893-Colorado becomes the first state to adopt an ammendment to allow women the right to vote

 

1896- The National Association of Colored Women is formed. Leaders in the black women's club movement included Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper.

 

1903-The National Women's Trade Union is established: advocated for improved wages and working conditions for women

 

1913-Alice Paul and Lucy Burns worked to get a federal amendment which allowed women the right to vote

 

1916-Margaret Sanger opens the first U.S birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, New York

 

1919-The federal women suffrage amendment, originally introduced in 1878, is passed by both 

houses

 

1920-The Women's Bureau of the Department of labor is formed: collect information about women in the workforce and regulate the working conditions for women

 

Aug 1920-The 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, signed by Bainbridge Colby, the Secretary of State, and officially becomes a law

Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.  It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.  The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

We honor our own history, and know these too are shoulders we stand on. We operate in the spirit of being willing to get out of our own way, so after 18 years, it was time to readjust without loosing our core vision and intentions. Our former and original Mission Statement speaks to where we have come from.

The Spiritual and Religious Alliance for Hope, known as SARAH, is composed of interfaith and or spirit led women committed to making a difference in our communities. We recognize that collaboration is essential to creating miracles. We empower ourselves and our partners to make a real difference towards a harmonious community by providing opportunities that lead to understanding that lead us to trust, which is essential in addressing our mutual goals of social justice. Our practices are dialogue, community service, panel discussions, Virtual Red Tents (on-line sacred circles), and guest speakers. We meet to discuss and expand our experiences of women's spirituality in the home, community, and the world. We are empowered to stand in our community with authority and grace, powered by wisdom to create lasting and healthy change. Through these practices we learn about one another’s cultural and spiritual foundations in order to enrich our own lives, and together improve our communities.     

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