18 August 2008

Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th amendment "The Women's Right to Vote!"

Today is the 88th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. It is a day to celebrate! It's hard to believe that we have not even had this right for 100 years and many people choose not to vote. So remember to honor the Suffragettes that worked so hard, suffered humiliation and unjust incarceration so your voice can be heard! Your vote does make a difference. Plus, you know the rule...you can't complain about who got elected unless you voted against them. Okay, enough of my soap box.

Here's how to learn more:


Failure Is Impossible, by Lynn Sherr

Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment, by Eleanor Clift

The Solitude of Self, by Vivian Gornick


Wiki Suffragette Site

Wiki 19th Amendment

Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Women of Protest

Library of Congress: The Early Leaders

1 comment:

Virginia Harris said...

Thanks to the suffragettes, women now have voices and choices!

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