This month marked the
of the ratification of the
granting women the
right to vote.
this did not even
were granted the
right to vote.
would have to wait
until much later...
and we are
for the vision of
to be fully realized
in our nation.
Carrie Chapman Catt,
The League of Women Voters,
had this to say about
women winning the
right to vote in 1920...
The vote is the emblem of your equality,
women of America, the guarantee of your liberty.
That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women.
Money to carry on this work has been given usually as a sacrifice,
and thousands of women have gone without things they wanted
and could have had in order that they might help get the vote for you.
Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend,
that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom.
That vote has been costly.
The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer.
Understand what it means and what it can do for your country.
Use it intelligently, conscientiously, prayerfully.
No soldier in the great suffrage army has labored
and suffered to get a “place” for you.
Their motive has been the hope that women would
aim higher than their own selfish ambitions,
that they would serve the common good.
The vote is won.
Seventy-two years the battle for this privilege has been waged,
but human affairs with their eternal change move on without pause.
Progress is calling to you to make no pause.
Progress still calls on us to
make no pause.
We need to act together.
We've just seen the
DNC and the RNC
share their visions
of political leadership
for our country.
It's now our
tirelessly for the cause of
Many have given their
WE THE PEOPLE
can have the precious right to vote...
Get ready to
"Meet in the Middle"