98th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

 

This is an exert from Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore’s newsletter:

As you may know, us “today represents the 98th anniversary of our country’s passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.

Because of strong women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott, winning the right to vote became the centerpiece of the women’s suffrage movement.

It took 70 years to get the amendment passed.

When citizens come together in a democracy to right a wrong, it serves everyone That was true 97 years ago and it is true today.  Yes. There is strength in numbers.  With social media, it is easier to inform, educate and gather like-minded  people. With “people pressure” in the form of peaceful protests and voting the whole ballot in every election.

So are you watching what’s happening, denying what’s happening, or helping to make things happen??

Because of the internet, we can research almost everything and get information we need to make informed decisions within a few keystrokes. So, get involved in the issues you care about and it won’t take 70 years, or 70 months to effect much needed change(s) in public policy.  Today, great things can happen in 70 weeks, 70 days and 70 hours.

Read more about the women’s suffrage movement, lead by Susan B. Anthony and two rival organizations that merged to get this done:

http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_States

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