Today in 1917: Jeanette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, takes her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first woman ever elected to Congress, she became the only member to vote against U.S. entry into both world wars.
Though American women weren’t granted the right to vote for three more years with passage of the 19th amendment, women in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Washington had full voting rights before statehood.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
The History of Political Economy Group meets tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 404 South Park Street, Apartment 2 – above the University Audio store, apartment entrance in rear of the building. Newcomers are welcome. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice. More info at 256-1261.
We’re screwed – unless we can successfully amend the U.S. Constitution to say that corporations ARE NOT people and money is not speech! It’s time to reclaim our democracy and end the obscene immorality of purchasing politicians at any price! All About Citizens United, a day-long forum on April 13 at BTCI in Fitchburg, will inform and motivate you to take action to amend the U.S. Constitution. To pre-register or to get more info, visit allaboutcitizensunited.org. The event is sponsored by the Oregon Area Progressives and the South Central Wisconsin Move to Amend.