Did you know it took fifty years of proposing, negotiating, demonstrating and demanding for America’s women to gain the right to vote?
Suffragettes were scorned, beaten, jailed and institutionalized during their fight to be heard. Our mothers lived with uncertainty and little representation. They could not own property, have a bank account, or hold any say in their children’s future. It took wars, disasters, and persistence until, finally, in August 1920, the nineteenth amendment was ratified, paving the way for women’s political equality. Finally, American women, the backbone of the country’s strength, passion, and future could, and still can, voice their needs and concerns.
Don’t get me started on the voting rights saga for American black and indigenous citizens!
Vote! It is your right, your voice.
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