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APSU’s Karen Bullis, Kathy Lee Heuston film ‘Tennessee Triumph: Making a Moment’ premieres at June Art Walk

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University (APSU) professors will premiere their documentary about the creation of Tennessee Triumph – a Clarksville monument that celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote.

Austin Peay State Univesity professors (L to R) Kathy Lee Heuston and Karen Bullis. (APSU)

Austin Peay State Univesity professors (L to R) Kathy Lee Heuston and Karen Bullis. (APSU)

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Lulu Epperson: Women’s Suffragist, Daughter of the Confederacy

 

In honor of women’s history month let me share with you the story an intriguing woman in Clarksville’s history, Lulu Epperson.

Clarksville HistoryClarksville, TN – Amidst the mayhem of 2020 there was an important anniversary that not everyone may have noticed.  August 18th, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which resulted in giving women in the United States the right to vote.

At the same time that we marked that anniversary, we were once again facing the effects of racial oppression from our past that continues to reach into our present. What do these two topics have to do with Lulu Epperson? Quite a bit, actually. 

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

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Democrat Agenda to Destroy Women’s Rights

 

By Marsha Blackburn

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Nearly 100 years ago, suffragists gathered together in the Nashville Hermitage Hotel to fight for the right to vote. These women weren’t just activists. They were mothers, wives, and sisters bonded by one common goal—equality. Their efforts pushed Tennessee to be the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment. 

While the conversation of equality continued after earning the right to vote, that debate bears little resemblance to the rhetoric we hear today. The current debate favors mandatory, sweeping societal change far from the equal rights these Nashville suffragists established. H.R.5, the Equality Act, proposed by House Democrats is a prime example. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating Women’s History Month

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennessee played a unique role in the women’s suffrage movement as the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment.

This Women’s History Month, we’ll be recognizing the Tennessee trailblazers who have championed equality, and I hope you can join us by celebrating the mothers, daughters, and mentors who continue to impact our lives.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Retired APSU professor works with Hatch Show Print to celebrate ‘I Vote Because …’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “I Vote Because …,” an art project started by Celene Aubry and Cynthia Marsh, features 55 women sharing why they are exercising their right to vote in the upcoming election.

Hatch Show Print to celebrate ‘I Vote Because …’

Hatch Show Print to celebrate ‘I Vote Because …’

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Closing The Digital Divide

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Over the past several months, our lives have taken a remarkably virtual turn.

A high-speed internet connection is now a necessity: offices have shifted to working from home, health care is delivered over video chat, and storefronts have been replaced by virtual marketplaces.

But the reality is millions of rural Americans lack a reliable broadband connection, putting them at an economic disadvantage. 

We must close the digital divide, which is why I pushed for Congress to include funding for broadband in our response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump celebrate 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – One hundred years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting American women the right to vote.
 
President Donald Trump: “A monumental victory” for equality and justice!
 
The President and First Lady Melania Trump honored the occasion at the White House this morning, where President Trump signed an official Proclamation on the anniversary. It reads, in part:

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

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Montgomery County Community urged to ring bells at noon August 18th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts want bells to ring out at noon in celebration of women’s voting rights.

The mayors have jointly proclaimed August 18th as “Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Centennial Day” in Clarksville and Montgomery County and request that churches and community members join in by ringing their bells to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tennessee General Assembly’s historic ratification of the 19th Amendment.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Votes for Women

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Silicon Valley has turned into the wild west, and big tech companies are abusing Americans’ personal data; but if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going to be the cop on the beat protecting privacy, it needs the tools to do so.

At this week’s Senate Commerce hearing, I asked Chairman Joseph Simons of the FTC to provide an update on new restrictions that will require Facebook to restructure its approach to consumer privacy.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Reopening Our Country

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans want us to incentivize folks to safely return to work. I’ve also been hearing from business owners concerned that people are not returning to work. This is why I joined Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act to help relieve business owners of some of the financial burden associated with creating a safe work environment.

As I write this, billions of dollars from previous coronavirus relief packages sit unspent. We must ensure that any additional coronavirus relief is targeted, and has both the guardrails and flexibility necessary to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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