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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.

Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912
Library of Congress
Ball, Images of American Political History

New York women protesting the lack of voting rights.
Culver Pictures
LIFE, p. 86\

If you’d like to read our recent opinion column written by Leigh McGowan on this year’s election, click here.

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Ashley Fauset

Ashley is a party planner, grammar enthusiast, classically trained dancer, and coffee aficionado. She lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their hammy four-year-old, and shares her tales of mama-hood at Silver Lake Mom. You can find her online on Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Move LifeStyle is an e-zine for the modern working woman created by Autumn Reeser, Jenn Wong and Ashley Fauset.

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