These are strikers and some supporters, fighting for rights for females and girls , so they can bet treated and seen as equals to men. They're making a stand saying that they're just as hardworking as men are, maybe even more, so why are they getting less pay?
These are female informants talking about women and girls rights in America. These speeches were the turning point for almost every female in New York. These women paved a way for females of today's age to have the same rights as men, and we're getting there little by little. The ladies that were in Vassar doing those speeches were empowering and adding more confidence to other women; past and present, to speak up for what's right.
Yetta and the rest of the protestors are trying to make a statement to the cops about why they're going on strike, and that the strike was no where close to becoming violent, which ended in a violent way. The cops are supposed to treat everyone equally, no matter their race, sex, age, or religion. Cops are supposed to "protect and serve" the people and their country, but of course, during this age and time, it only applied to men.
Uprising is a book full of individuality and diversity. Haddix added 3 different females who all went to America/ stayed in America for a chance for a new beginning. Yetta was the first person to start a strike and union, followed by Jane and then Bella. This changed history for so many women and girls who felt like they weren't listened to. Take Jane for example, she wanted to go to College/ Uni but her father didn't let her thinking it was a waste of time and money.