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August 26th, 2020: Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Hail to Suffragette Heroes & the 19th Amendment

Suffrage March - Photos - Look back at the women's ...

The right to vote is one century old.

My heroes are the women, so bold

to fight for the right that should be a given.

Not sure the men I’ve ever forgiven.

May proves she’s her own worst enemy on centenary of first ...

The heroes are many:

the top 10 — my heroes.

Without their courage,

females voting would be zeroes.

100 years of votes for women: Six key players from the ...

Here are their names, alphabetically listed below,*

creating a movement for all to admire —

Not giving up in the face of adversity

until they reached their heart’s desire!

13 Facts you didn't know about the Suffragettes - Idiomes ...

The next election is very crucial,

so be sure to vote in person or by mail .

Exercise your right so bravely won.

Honor the heroes: don’t fail

TO VOTE!

 

Top Ten SUFFRAGETTES

www.thoughtco.com/womens-suffrage-activists-3530534

*Susan B. Anthony – Lucy Burns – Carrie Chapman Catt – Millicent Garret Fawcett- Lucretia Mott- Emmeline Pankhurst- Alice Paul- Elizabeth Cady Stanton- Lucy Stone- Ida B. Wells-Barrett

99 Years Since Women Won the Right to Vote in the USA

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. Suffragette Alice Paul on a balcony when amendment was passed.

 

From the The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists. Its two sections read simply: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and “Cetrnet.”

A vocal leader of the twentieth century women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul (Above on the balcony when the 19th amendment was ratified) advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Paul next authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, which has yet to be adopted.

Celebrate! 

P.S. This quote is from an interview with Ralph Nader in The Sun Magazine, Dec. 2016

Most of the great changes in American society have started with just a few people. Five women in an upstate New York farmhouse in 1848 started the women’s suffrage movement. They didn’t live to see the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote, but they set it in motion