Woman Suffrage & Rights!
New York State was key to the national movement for women's suffrage. From Seneca Falls to New York City's Lower East Side, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, from Canton to Cattaraugus, people in New York State were leaders in the woman suffrage movement from 1848 until 1917 when suffrage was legalized in New York State and on to 1920 when the federal government passed the 19th amendment.The Women's Rights Alliance of New York State continues that legacy.
We pay tribute to those who worked diligently against nearly insurmountable odds to provide New York State women the right to vote and those who continue to extend Women's Rights.
We are the people who have organized women's rights conferences for the past three years in preparation for the centennial of women's suffrage in 2020. Our purpose is to promote the history of women rights in New York State, how that history has impacted women's rights throughout the United States, and how that history has impacted women's rights throughout the United States and how it sets the stage for continuing the unfinished work of women's rights.