Don’t Just Celebrate Right To Vote – Use It

20130826_inq_michelman26-aDon’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. ….

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