Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist 2020

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"Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist" 

A film about the first woman to call for women's right to vote at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, who led the original women's rights movement with Susan B. Anthony for over fifty years.

Help bring this film to the screen in 2020. #ECS2020 

Screenwriter Arlaine Rockey, as an Executive Producer, is seeking funding, producers, a female director, and actors to bring "Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist" to the screen in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States.  Arlaine Rockey is accepting and appreciates all crowdfunding donations* to assist in this endeavor via this GoFundMe as well as your sharing this page with anyone you think might be interested in participating in this endeavor.  

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist"  an original screenplay by Arlaine Rockey

The radical tactics of the intellectual leader of the original women's rights movement anger young suffragists and frustrate her closest friend, Susan B. Anthony.

This will be the first biopic of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the pioneer feminist who improved the lives of millions of women.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the intellectual and radical force behind the original women's rights movement for over fifty years, but when she published a feminist critique of the Bible in 1895, she was publicly censured for allegedly damaging the cause of suffrage.  Based on true events and research drawn from multiple sources, all in the public domain, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist" is a moving, sometimes humorous, and inspirational biopic about an American hero.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the strategic trailblazer of the first women's rights movement that she led with Susan B. Anthony.  Despite repeated condemnation, Elizabeth persevered. The story covers her adult life and struggles, as a wife, mother, friend, and activist, with key formative moments woven into the narrative.  It will make the audience root for Elizabeth, cry and laugh with her, and marvel at her brazen spirit and her contributions that deserve to be recognized and appreciated.

With the international resurgence of the women's rights movement, annual marches, Me Too and Time's Up, women running for President, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, that finally gave women the right to vote, women all over the world will be inspired by this film and will take their children and grandchildren back to see it.

Arlaine Rockey's screenplay, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist," placed in the top 20% in the 2018 Nicholl Fellowship Screenplay Competition and the second round (top 15%) in the drama genre in the 2018 and 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competitions.  

As a feminist attorney, Arlaine Rockey first read Elizabeth Cady Stanton's autobiography when Arlaine was leading the movement to eliminate the North Carolina marital rape exemption.  She was inspired by Elizabeth Cady Stanton's persistance despite numerous hurdles, even within her own movement.  Because she has been overshadowed in history by her accomplice and best friend, Susan B. Anthony, Arlaine decided that many women and girls need to know about Elizabeth Cady Stanton's incredible life and work.  Arlaine thinks ECS should be appreciated as a feminist icon, just like RBG.

Thank you for your help in this monumental effort! #ECS2020 

Arlaine Rockey
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*DISCLAIMER:  Donations to help #ECS2020 through this GoFundMe page are not tax-deductible and do not purchase you any security or other interest in this film, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist."   I thank you for helping my effort to bring the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life and work to the screen!
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