Votes for women!

Officers of the National Woman’s Party, June, 1920

Today is election day in the United States.  Every time I vote, the history nerd in me has always stopped and appreciated how hard women had to fight to earn this privilege.  I am so grateful to all of those who took up the cause of women’s suffrage, who showed extraordinary strength and courage and who wouldn’t give up until the 19th amendment to our constitution was finally passed in 1920.  They are an inspiration.

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  1. This is why I voted today–thinking about how hard those ladies fought for something some of us take for granted!

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