Women are capable of incredible things.
Did you know that Mother’s Day in the United States was created by a daughter, Anna Jarvis (photo on the right), who wanted to honor her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis (photo on the left)? Anna’s mother was a peace activist who cared for soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
After a nine-year campaign, Jarvis was successful in securing a proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson declaring Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May in 1914.
Thanks to the advocacy of other incredible women like Jarvis, President Wilson ultimately supported the 19th Amendment, which was finally added to the U.S. Constitution on August 26th, 1920.
In honor of all of the extraordinary women who came before us and all of the incredible women in your life, please consider supporting Suffrage100MA’s efforts to empower women through voting.
Thanks for all you do and Happy Mother’s Day!
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On behalf of the Board of Directors–
Onward, many thanks,
Founder & President