hbo to premier presentation of the women's rights movement
in 2000, 23.6 million 18-24 year olds were eligible to vote. only 8.6 million of those eligible actually voted. every vote counts and as this year is another election year, it is a great opportunity to educate and excite those eligible voters who may be unaware of their hard fought right to vote and the true difference their vote can make.
[font=ms mincho]on february 15, (susan b. anthony's birth date) at 9:30pm, hbo will premiere iron jawed angels
,a recounting of the struggle of suffragists who fought for the passage of the 19th amendment. focusing on alice paul and lucy burns, the film portrays how these activists broke from the mainstream women's rights movement and created a more radical wing which used pioneering tactics of non-violence that were later used by civil rights movements. their courage, intellect, and tenacity pushed the boundaries of political protest to secure women's voting rights in 1920. watching this movie can serve as an inspirational catalyst to encourage people to get out the vote!