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100+ Year Old Women Marching T-Shirts to Benefit the Rally

Shirt will be available soon:
As we try to raise funds for this year's We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 13th, 2014, we will be offering t-shirts and sweatshirts with the image of these determined women who were over 100 years old when they convened in Washington, D.C. for our rights. The photograph came to our attention recently when it was posted on the facebook page of  'For Harriet'.  Upon seeing the photograph many women wanted t-shirts of the image, so we obliged. They will be available in light and colored designs. You will be able to find them soon at our CafePress store. We hope that you will like them as much as we do!


30% from the sales will go directly towards the Rally

This photo was taken in Washington, D.C. in 1916 at the “Convention of Former Slaves."

Pictured from left to right: Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thom

Below is an article published by the Washington Post on September 25th, 1916, leading up to the convention. Source

A mass meeting will be held tonight at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, Tenth and N streets northwest, to appoint committees and make other arrangements for the entertainment of delegates and visitors to the fifty-fourth annual convention of ex-slaves to be held here October 22-30 under the auspices of the White Cross National Colored Old Home Association of the United States and the National Evangelistic Ministers’ Alliance of America. Dr. Simon P. W. Drew, pastor of Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, will preside at the meeting tonight. 
A free dinner will be served for the ex-slaves each day during the convention. Former slaves of Gen. Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson will be present. All persons desiring to aid in entertaining the old slaves are requested to send contributions or articles of wearing apparel to Mrs. Julia Palmer, 1513 Tenth street northwest.

Tips For Making This Rally a Success

Ways That You Can Help to Get the Word Out

The turnout and success of the rally is so very important and we are relying on all of you to help us get the word out. Here is a list of things you can do and links that you can share.

The future is in our hands, we are counting on your help!

Things That You Can Do:

  • Invite friends to our Facebook Event Page: CLICK HERE
  • Share our links far and wide via social networks and email (see links below) On facebook you can share them on your own timeline, in groups that you belong to and on pages that you manage.
  • More friends = increased visibility. Increase the number or your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, G+ circles and any other social networks you might use. Social networking is most effective if you have a large audience.
  • Print out flyers and postcards and pass them out locally. You can find an assortment HERE
  • Encourage your friends and family to donate towards the rally or to buy merchandise from our store. HERE is the link to our donate page.
  • Join Our Mailing List for updates and information. Click HERE
  • Post Our Banner on your facebook timeline: Download it HERE

Links to Share:

Main Website
Rally Hub (under construction coming soon)
Our Store
Donate Page
We Are Woman Facebook Page
Rally Event Facebook Page
Twitter:  @WeAreWomanUS  #Rally4Equality2014

Graphics to Share or Print
Graphics to Share On Facebook

Other We Are Woman Links:

Pinterest
Tumblr
YouTube
Google+
Flickr

Email: info@wearewoman.us

Co-Sponsors of the Rally are ERA Action and
PDA - Progressive Democrats of America:
PDA Facebook Page
PDA Website

5" x 7" Postcard      DOWNLOAD HIGH RESOLUTION FOR PRINTING


Save The Date: DC Rally

We Are Woman is thrilled to announce our 2nd rally. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014 

JOIN US! AS WE RALLY AT THE CAPITOL IN D.C.!! 

We Are Woman, ERA Action & PDA have partnered together to bring you this event on the U.S. Capitol

CELEBRATE~EDUCATE~INSPIRE~CONNECT


PDA Partnership with We Are Woman and ERA Action


Andrea Miller, PDA National Deputy Field Director & co-chair of PDA ERA 3 State Strategy Team, announced their partnership with We Are Woman and ERA Action at the Progressive Democrats of America Round Table in Washington, DC. We are thrilled to have PDA on board! Listen to Andrea's announcement & why we must remove the 'Ratify ERA' deadline.



Dr. Dorothy Height on Women in Public Life

In the words of Dr. Dorothy Height:

"As more women enter public life, I see developing a more humane society. The growth and development of children no longer will depend solely upon the status of their parents. Once again, the community as the extended family will rekindle its caring and nurturing. Though children cannot vote, their interests will be placed high on the political agenda. For they are indeed the future."






Happy Birthday Alice Paul!




Also see this great article by Kimberley Johnson: CLICK HERE
"January 11, 1885 was the day this great American woman was born and it is on this day that everyone should take a moment to recognize and celebrate her brave and progressive life. 
Alice understood that women needed to demand the right to vote. In the early 1900s this was very controversial and revolutionary. "  continuted . . . 

Section I of the ERA


By: Wendy Cartwright

Did you know that the Constitution does not explicitly guarantee that the rights it protects are held equally by all citizens without regard to sex? The first — and still the only — right specifically affirmed as equal for women and men is the right to vote.

Section I of the ERA states that:

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.




Constitution Day Rally 2014


We Are Woman is thrilled to announce our 2nd rally. 

SAVE-THE-DATE Saturday, September 13, 2014 

JOIN US! AS WE RALLY FOR THE #ERA AT THE CAPITOL IN D.C.!! 

We Are Woman and ERA Action have partnered together to bring you this event on the U.S. Capitol building grounds as we: 

CELEBRATE~EDUCATE~INSPIRE~CONNECT TO: #RatifyERA!






#Rally4Equality2014 #WAW @WeAreWomanUS