Freethought Today · September 2013

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

FFRF celebrates Women’s Equality Day

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FFRF’s female staffers participated in the 93rd anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. The 19th Amendment, first proposed by agnostic and feminist foremother Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was drafted by Stanton but not adopted until 1920, 18 years after her death. Pictured in front of “Forward” (a reproduction of Jean Miner’s 1891 Columbian Exposition statue embodying Wisconsin’s state motto) at the Capitol are (from left) Staff Attorney Liz Cavell, Publicist Lauryn Seering, Membership Director Jackie Douglas, Journalism Intern Sarah Eucalano, Summer Office Assistant Julie Solberg, Director of Operations Lisa Strand, Office Assistant Dayna Long (also newly elected president of Wisconsin NOW), Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert, FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. Not pictured: Bookkeeper Katie Daniel. (By the way, Annie Laurie and her mother, Anne Gaylor, FFRF president emerita, led the protest to “Save Ms. Forward” in the early 1990s when a backward governor suggested putting the statue in the Capitol basement.)

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