March 1st marks the first day celebrating Women’s History Month. What better topic to consider than Citizenship when we learn about women in history.

Congress started authorizing Women’s History Month in 1987.

“Since 1995, each president has issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Women’s History.Org.

It took some civic action to make that happen. Here is a video talking about the civic process it took to get it passed.

The Women’s History Month annual theme for 2021 is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.

Join the Writers Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge

To join in #WQWWC is simple. Find a quote and write about it. Post it on your site and link to my site using the URL of this post somewhere in your post. Or leave a link in the comment box.

The Suffragettes and their famous role in allowing women the right to vote for public officials could provide you with a plethora of quotes. There are hundreds of women whose names you’ve probably never heard. Below is one I’d never known.

“A government which can protect and defend its citizens from wrong and outrage and does not is vicious. A government which would do it and cannot is weak; and where human life is insecure through either weakness or viciousness in the administration of law, there must be a lack of justice and where this is wanting, nothing can make up the deficiency.”

Frances Harper

Other Citizenship Ideas

  • Women’s history in other countries.
  • Female Activists, Educators, or Civil Rights Leaders

Three of My Favorite Quotes

“Perhaps it is our mission to make clear that hate destroys and that love can bring wholeness to mankind.”

Anna Arnold Hedgeman

“One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement.”

Pauli Murray

“When unique voices are united in a common cause, they make history.”

Gloria Steinem

As a blogger I live by these three quotes. I have the right to vote, but as a blogger, I own a “typewriter” and have the opportunity every time I open my computer to make myself known. And so do you. As a community of bloggers, we can make a difference in our world. And that is citizenship.

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I hope you will join in the fun of finding quotes and responding to them this month starting with today’s topic, Citizenship.

A Huge Thanks to Last Week’s Quote Writers

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29 responses to “Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge #14: Citizenship”

  1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

    “One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement.” Love this quote! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Isn’t that a great one. I had never heard it before, but that’s US!

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      1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Yep, I loved it! I think I might have to make some vinyl decals of it and put it on the wall. LOL! 🙂

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  4. kirstin troyer Avatar

    This is such a great idea (writers quotes wednesday). Maybe if I can keep in a groove of blogging again, I’ll try this…I like to keep my brain active and learn to write better and more thought out posts. Lol.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      This helps a lot. It’s amazing how one quote can spark a lot of thought and discussion.

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  5. Monica Singh Avatar

    Great and encouraging post to all women

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, my friend, Monica.

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  7. Jim Borden Avatar

    I like that one person, one typewriter quote. highlights the power of the written word…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It is powerful. Think about the Revolutionary War. It was inspired almost entirely by the written word.

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        it is amazing when you think about it…

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          So there you go. You have the potential to be one of the most powerful people on the planet.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            that is a somewhat frightening thought! 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Only if you want to step out and do something frightening. However, I don’t think anything great happens unless we are willing to take sacrifices which may be painful. When those sacrifices are thrust on us, so much the more power we have.

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          3. Jim Borden Avatar

            I agree – high risk, high reward…

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Let’s stay safe for a while, what do you think?

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          5. Jim Borden Avatar

            good idea 🙂

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  8. Sadje Avatar

    Hi Marsha, here’s the link to my post. I hope it meets the standard;

    http://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/03/04/5-women-that-influenced-my-life/
    Thanks

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  9. Norah Avatar

    Give a woman a typewriter …

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Or a computer to bring it up to date, right?

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      1. Norah Avatar

        Yeah. I was just quoting. 🙂

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  10. restlessjo Avatar

    Great quotes to live by, Marsha. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jo. 🙂

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  11. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Yay to woman’s History Month!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏
    Love the video…. and amen to the cherry blossoms.. great idea!
    💖

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