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to vote for candidates or party and it is a significant way to have our voice heard. exactly 100 years ago, women were given the vote in california. the battle for women's suffrage was not an easy one. it took more than 70 years. a woman could run for president in new york. >> organizing this conference, basically it modeled itself on a declaration of independence for women. it marked the beginning of the women's equality movement in the
united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family,
that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was
associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the
private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to
fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundary of what was possible, out word. >> there were parades and rallies, door to door candidacies, reaching every voter in the state. >> the eyes of the nation were on california in 1911, when we all voted. it was the sixth and largest state in the nation to approve this. one decade later, we have full voting rights in the united states. helping newly enfranchised women, a new political movement was founded. >> starting in the 1920's, it
was a movement created by the suffragettes moving forward to getting the right to vote. all of the suffragettes were interested in educating the new voters. >> non-partisan, not endorsing candidates >> -- endorsing candidates, getting the right to vote and one they have their voice heard. >> the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage is taking place throughout the state. bancroft library is having an exhibit that highlights the women's suffrage movement, chronicling what happened in california, bringing women the right to vote. >> how long does this mean going
on? >> the week of the 20th. people do not realize that women were allowed to vote as early as the 1920's. in the library collection we have a manuscript from the end of december, possibly longer. >> in commemoration of 100 years of voting in california. 100 years ago this year, we won the right to vote. around 1911, this is how it would have addressed. and here we are, dressed the same.
>> i am the vice chair. i would like to welcome you all today. thank you for coming out to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the loma prieto earthquake and training everyone to be prepared for earthquakes. at this time, we are honored to have mayor lee present. he will open the ceremonies. >> thank you.
welcome, everyone. i wanted to come by and signal my support for this wonderful idea of the guardians for the city. i know supervisor farrell will talk more about that. i thought this would be an appropriate time to recognize those that we lost in our city in 1989 and give recognition to the great number of volunteers that have sprung up over years to give even more strength to our communities and city. i want to thank our fire department and police department for always coming together in every situation. there is a very renewed effort to strengthen our city.
nert is such a wonderful program that gets right into our neighborhoods to make sure that the volunteers have a role to play. how i want you to know that the commitment from our city is very solid. we want our city to be so strong in everything it does to prepare for our next disaster. i want to thank our sheriff for being here. he knows working as a city with all our public safety departments helps our neighborhoods. i also want to say to you that we have so many other heroes in our neighborhood that have sprung up, even in the last fire we all experienced down on a street. -- 8th street. it was called in by someone trained in our nert program.
individuals are taking up their responsibilities. connecting up with our public safety agencies is helping us become a stronger city. this commemoration of the loma prieta earthquake, in recognition of all our public safety divisions, i want to thank all of you for being here. i want to thank supervisor farrell for leading this effort as well. this is an historic reminder that we have a history to honor and recognize. as importantly moving forward, we need to bring our city closer together in recognition of the needs we have to help each other out in every way possible. that is the most important message of this. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you very much. i would like to introduce
sheriff tennessee -- hennesy. out his support, the guardians of the city would not exist in san francisco. >> thank you. despite some rumors, i was not sheriff during the 1906 earthquake, but i was sheriff during the 1989 earthquake. i can say that san francisco is much better prepared today than we were in 1989. we have much better radio communication and agency cooperation and training than we've ever had before. the lessons we learned from 1989 are things we have trained on and prepared for what will happen eventually at some point. we do not want it to happen anytime soon. you are in a beautiful facility for the fire department. the agencies have come together to create a larger public
safety endeavor called the guardians of the city. it has a website if you want to look at it and get involved. the idea is to share the history of the san francisco sheriff's department, police department, fire department, and paramedics and emergency responders. as they say, those who forget history are destined to repeat it. it is also an effort to remind people of the challenges that we faced in the past and will face in the future. it is personalities, events, and amazing stories of humans overcoming incredible obstacles. that is why i enjoy the guardians of the city so much. i want to emphasize that today's remembrance of the 1989 earthquake, it is hard for me to
believe it was 22 years ago. it seems like it was not that long ago to me. the city is much better prepared. we want to continue to work on those preparations so that we can face as best as possible any calamity that san francisco faces. thank you very much. [applause] >> another strong supporter. [applause] >> it is a real privilege to be here with mayor lee and my public safety partners. he is the longest serving sheriff in the state of california. he is only being modest when he says he was not here in 1906. [laughter] [applause] it is such an honor to be amongst all of this tradition. as he said, those without the knowled
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