Vote for a Women's Rights stamp
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 11:58:36 EDT

The U.S. Postal Service asks the Public to choose highlights of the 1970s as
part of their "Celebrate the Century" stamp program.

The Women's Rights Movement, Monday Night Football, Sesame Street, and Disco
are among the 30 subjects that will compete by popular vote to appear on 15
new postage stamps honoring the 1970s.

Voting starts September 1 and goes throughout the month. Ballots are at all
post offices and on the web at <>. Please cast your
vote for the Women's Rights Movement. Remember: the recently-retired
postmaster refused to issue a stamp commemorating the movement's 150th

Not coincidentally, the theme for National Women's History Month, 1999, is
"Women Putting Our Stamp on America." We are defining the word "stamp"
broadly, as a metaphor for women having made lasting marks, impressions, or
impacts on United States culture and society.

The commemorative poster for 1999 features 37 women who have been or who merit
being honored on U.S. postage stamps. Twelve of these women are featured in
the ready-made speech we have published; all of the women are included in the
companion booklet of pictures, biographies, and resources. (Poster, $6.95;
speech, $7.50; booklet, $400. Plus s/h)

The companion booklet also includes detailed information about nominating
women for future commemoration by the U.S. Postal Service to help make their
offerings more inclusive of women's accomplishments, and more multicultural.
Such an activity could be the basis for an interesting and informative program
involving an organization, school, workplace, or entire community. We hope
you will consider making this happen where you live and work!

Also, you might be interested to know that we will provide, FREE!, a 14-minute
video about women on U.S. stamps for people placing $100 orders on or before
November 1st. Our new catalogs will be in your mailbox within the next two

Mary Ruthsdotter
National Women's History Project

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