August 25, 2020

Johnstown, NY: In case you missed it, the Daily Gazette reported exclusively this morning that on Tuesday, the Republican National Convention will feature a video of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at the Johnstown Historical Society. They discuss the Women’s Suffrage movement and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Johnstown is the birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Tonight’s featured video is in addition to Congresswoman Stefanik’s primetime speech on Wednesday night.

The Daily Gazette:

“Upstate New York is getting a moment in the national spotlight on Tuesday night.

“The Johnstown Historical Society Museum will be featured in a segment to be aired at the Republican National Convention highlighting the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

“The clip will run Tuesday, the second night of the four-day convention held to re-nominate President Donald Trump for a second term.

“U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, filmed the clip at the museum last week with Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.

“Activist and women’s rights advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who played a leading role in the suffragist movement, was born in the city in 1815 and spent her formative years here.

“Obviously Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the women’s suffragist movement is extremely critical’, Stefanik said.”

The brief clip features Stefanik and McDaniel discussing the importance of female leadership.

“To be in Johnstown, literally and figuratively walking in the footsteps of the suffragists 100 years after the 19th amendment was implemented, was a poignant reminder of the importance of using our voice and our vote in this election,” McDaniel said.

Stefanik hopes the high-profile spot will drive visitation to the city, where city Mayor Vernon Jackson said tourism has plummeted amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Filming came together quickly, said Jackson, who was thrilled at the national exposure.

“It can only put Johnstown on the map as a place where people can come and visit those sites,” Jackson said. “[Residents] are going to be, as I am, excited and proud that we’re getting on national TV.”

Read the full article here.