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Today is a day of celebration! I am so happy to be amongst the women commemorating this step toward equality for women through the right to vote. It was only 100 years ago when the action passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920. The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. Many women had to suffer and endure a tumultuous struggle to gain this victory. It took decades of rejection, frustration and determination to continue to move toward justice. Equality and Equity is never free. It costs something. Most supporters did not get to see the victory in 1920. Therefore, we must always choose to uphold and sustain this victory that our mothers of equality fought so tireless to win. We have a duty in this coming election and every election, local or national, to exercise this win. It is an important honor to be a part of this system. No matter what, we think about the system, we need to do our part.
Women have done many brave and life changing events to impact positive transformation for this world. The 19th Amendment is definitely one of many transformations. In order for it to truly obtain the transformation that it is intended, we must continue to exercise and pursue our right and our win. Women are resilient, resourceful, dependable, innovative, insightful, strong individuals who these changes can come through. So, celebrate, stay strong and VOTE!
Check out Rock the Vote for some great info on voting!