This article originally appeared on the Oneida Daily Dispatch website in August, 2018.
Carolyn B. Maloney, D-12, and Tom Reed, R-23, joined the Faith and Politics Institute (FPI) to host a first-ever pilgrimage exploring the confluence of two significant freedom movements with deep roots in New York state: the abolition movement and women’s suffrage.
The 2018 American Experience Pilgrimage took place July 20-22, with the group visiting Auburn, Peterboro, Seneca Falls, Canandaigua and Rochester.
“I am so glad that FPI took my suggestion of a western New York trip and made it a reality,” Maloney said. “There is so much history in this region and so many great figures who not only called New York home, but used it as their home base in the fight to end slavery and the fight for women’s right to vote. The trajectories of the anti-slavery and pro-suffrage movements diverged at times, but there were so many important ways in which these leaders found common ground and common purpose toward equality. We need more of that today.” Read more...