2017 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in New York. Did you know that our great state was a paramount player in the national movement for women’s suffrage? From Woodstock to Williamsburg, Seneca Falls to Chinatown, Buffalo to Battery Park, women in New York were leaders in the movement for 69 years, until suffrage was legalized in 1917.
At the beginning of each school year, children around the country will be asked to provide school supplies alongside evidence that they have received all recommended vaccinations against childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Although these requirements have become increasingly contentious, but were, in fact, created only in the last 35-50 years in an effort to create greater access to care for the most children in need.