Women Vote!

100 Years of Voting!

Women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution ratified in 1920. That victory came after over 100 years of fighting lead by strong American women, called suffragettes, who were tired of being overlooked. Those women risked their lives for the right to cast their vote and no doubt expected many changes that have been slow to come, such as improved healthcare and personal freedom of choice.

Today women have twenty-five percent of the seats in Congress. Considering that women are 50.5 percent of the U. S. population that is not enough. The fight is not over for women and we need to support one another in our daily lives as well as in the voting booth. How much longer should women wait for equal pay and recognition? No longer!

To know the full story of women’s suffrage, see “Iron Jawed Angels” free on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOrD0tH_WaM

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“The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.” Gloria Steinem

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5 Comments

  1. Documentary no longer available on YouTube.

    Rosemary

    On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 4:22 AM Crooked Creek by Sue Mattingly wrote:

    > crookedcreek.live posted: “100 Years of Voting! Women were granted the > right to vote with the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution ratified in > 1920. That victory came after over 100 years of fighting lead by strong > American women, called suffragettes, who were tired of being ov” >

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  2. Women have always been deemed as less than. When I look at what my Mom accomplished with one lung, I realize how strong and courageous she was. She also never opted for “modern” conveniences, but chose to do everything from scratch, by hand. No clothes dryer, no cake mixes, not even a store-bought loaf of bread. She did NOT see herself as a martyr, but rather as a 24 hour a day caregiver, miracle worker. She was a can-do woman and she always voted. How she voted, I do not know, but I do know that she exercised her franchise at every opportunity, and taught us to do likewise. I celebrate her stamina, her tenacity, and so may women today are rising and shining. I will take a courageous woman any day over a mute, pusillanimous yes-man.

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