Election Day: Please Vote!
To all our lovely female readers, I implore you to vote today.
In this modern day and age, it seems inconceivable that women have not always had the right to vote. Strong, bold and outspoken women of the 19th and 20th centuries fought for their right to vote, for YOUR right to vote. “In July 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY, and launched the woman suffrage movement,” according to the National Archives. Stop and think about that for a moment: The women’s suffrage movement began in 1848. The ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, didn’t occur until August 24, 1920. 72 YEARS after the fight for the right to vote began. We as women have only been voting since 1920– that’s less than 100 years!
Please exercise the power of your voice on this election day. So many women fought tirelessly for over 72 years to give you the freedom and the privilege of voting, some of whom never had the opportunity to cast a vote in their lifetime. Go make these women proud. Please vote today.
If you’d like to read our recent opinion column written by Leigh McGowan on this year’s election, click here.