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New York State had granted women the right to vote in 1917, three years before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment made female suffrage the law of the land. This accomplishment was due in no small part to the tireless activism of female suffragists who traveled the state for years, lobbying legislators in Albany, organizing demonstrations, and raising funds for female causes
The Women's Division of the New York State Democratic Committee was formed as a means of channeling the votes of newly enfranchised women towards Democratic candidates, and by the mid-1920s it had become one of the focal points of female political power in New York State.
What this shows about Eleanor: Shows she cares strongly about the rights of those who are not given equal rights & she wants to represent them correctly Eleanor assists with the formation of the National Youth Administration (1934):
Eleanor worried that long-term unemployment and borderline poverty would undermine young Americans' faith in democracy.
She told The New York Times that, "I live in real terror when I think we may be losing this generation. We have got to bring these young people into the active life of the community and make them feel that they are necessary.”
What this shows about Eleanor: Shows that she genuinely cares about the rights of those who are marginalized in society. In addition, Eleanor takes radical but necessary steps to help those; she does not sit back and just lecture people but ,instead, organizes foundations that effectively and peacefully make change for the better.
What this shows about Eleanor and Gay Rights: Cares about teh current generation and future of America. She believes taht to live in a peacful and ideal nation we must have liberal views and support each and every person regardless of tehir sexual orientation.
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the great ladies in the history of America. She was a woman of vision and she fought for what she believed in. She was the woman behind President Franklin Roosevelt’s success. She was never overshadowed by her husband’s image. She opened numerous opportunities for women to empower them and was instrumental in opening organizations for the uplift of the downtrodden and underprivileged. United Nations appointed her as their delegate. She was an expert in issues relating to humanitarianism. She actively participated in the works of Red Cross when America entered the World War I.
She took care of the shell-shocked and wounded soldiers in the hospitals
worked at the local canteens
set up organizations to cater to the rising demand for woolen clothes for the Navy.
What this shows about Eleanor and Gay Rights: She showed great leadership qualities and her dedication to those in dire need of help. She takes direct action that quickly provides for the needs of others. In 1946, she became the chairperson of the UN Human Rights.
She worked for the betterment of African-Americans.
She worked with organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Council of Negro Women.
What this shows about Eleanor and Gay Rights: She cares for all diffrent "types" of people. She does not discriminate! In 1948, Eleanor drafted the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights".
This law affirmed liberty and equality to all people regardless of their creed, race and color.
She was instrumental in the establishment of the State of Israel.
In 1952, although she resigned from her spot in the United Nations, she was an unofficial ambassador of the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
What this shows about Eleanor and Gay Rights: This proves that she cars unconditionally about the rights of others no mater their race, color, or sexual orientation. Eleanor likes to take major and drastic steps to achieve change Eleanor Roosevelt actively participated in the women’s suffrage movement.
She then held exclusive press conferences with women reporters to promote jobs for women in the newspaper and media industry, and also to discuss the current issues.
She delivered public lectures to explain the objectives of the "New Deal", a program formulated by Franklin to recover from Depression.
What this shows about Eleanor and Gay Rights: She is an expert at forming organizatiosn and champaigning for a cause. She will advocate feverishly for those that are marganilized. The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers."Women's Division of the New York State Democratic Committee." Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt, ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, et. al. (Hyde Park, New York: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 2003). http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/womens-div-ny-dems.htm [Accessed April 20, 2010].
"Timeline of Eleanor Roosevelt's Life." pbs.org. N.p., 20 Apr. 2010. Web. 20
Apr. 2010. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eleanor/timeline/