Thanksgiving. It's a time to spend with family and friends and reflect on all of the blessings in our lives throughout the year.
One of the blessings we may take for granted is our right as women to vote in our country. It's such a simple thing really. Something we don't really think about growing up in our generation.
There are still many women around the globe who do not have equal rights. I am thankful that I have the right to live where I choose, dress as I choose, marry who I love, and choose to stay at home with my two girls. I can't imagine a life without those choices.
To celebrate the upcoming film Suffrage this Thanksgiving, Focus Features is bringing awareness of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote in 1919 with the "19 Days of of Suffrage" initiative.
(l-r.) Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff) and Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) campaign for women’s voting rights in director Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE, a Focus Features release. Credit: Steffan Hill / Focus Features
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain.
Carey Mulligan stars as Maud Watts in director Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE, a Focus Features release.Credit: Steffan Hill / Focus Features
The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Carey Mulligan stars as Maud Watts in director Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE, a Focus Features release.
Credit: Steffan Hill / Focus Features
When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.
|Carey Mulligan (left) stars as Maud Watts and Anne-Marie Duff (right) stars as Violet Miller in director Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE, a Focus Features release. |
Credit: Steffan Hill / Focus Features
I am excited to learn more about the brave women who fought for women's rights during this time period through this movie. I am fascinated with history and think it's very important to know where we have come from and how we can improve for future generations.
Learn more at www.Suffragette-Movie.com
One winner will receive a promotional pack for the Suffragette movie including a bracelet, journal, tote bag, and mini poster
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