Re: Vote for a Women's Rights stamp

Donna Hart (
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 10:30:48 -0400

Great recommendation! I've voted and will advertise this opportunity to my 600
newsletter readers in Maryland. wrote:

> 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
> anniversary!
> 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
> weeks!
> Mary Ruthsdotter
> National Women's History Project
> (707)838-6000

Donna Hart, Ed.D., Director
Statewide Equity Resource Center
University of Maryland
3106 J.M. Patterson Bldg
College Park, MD 20742-2211
(301) 405-7367

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