I'm back from an exhilarating and inspiring trip to Washington DC championing women’s rights. Ali Handal and I sang our anthem WE CAN DO IT at a November 12thrally on the National Mall in Washington DC to help kick off a renewed effort to get Equal Rights for American women under the US Constitution.
The event was part of a remembrance of the women suffragists who fought to get U.S. women the right to vote 100 years ago, and honored the 32 'silent sentinel' women suffragists who, 100 years ago on November 14, 1917 were imprisoned and tortured for holding a 2 1/2 year silent vigil to gain the right to vote.
Photo of Ali Handal and I after we sang We Can Do It from the top of a large orange dragon on the National Mall.
Patricia Bahia and Ali Handal with group honoring the women suffragists who fought for the right for U.S. women to vote.
There's a short facebook video of the event with the WE CAN DO IT song as the soundtrack.
And I highly recommend the film Equal Means Equal by filmmaker Kamala Lopez. You may be surprised to learn that 100 years after gaining the right to vote, how much hasn't changed...
Ali Handal (L) and Patricia Bahia (R) with Equal Means Equal filmmaker Kamala Lopez (Center)