Don’t just celebrate right to vote
By Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy
It’s hard to believe women only gained the right to vote 93 years ago today. That’s when the 19th Amendment – which prohibits any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote – was ratified. The demand by American women for the right to vote emerged during the antislavery movement of the 1830s and ’40s. Efforts gained momentum in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the Seneca Fall Woman’s Rights Convention. But it took World War I for a president to lend support to the effort. ….