Thursday, August 18, 2011

Don't Take It for Granted

Today marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, which gave American women the right to vote.  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted and introduced this amendment to Congress in 1878.  

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It took 41 years for the amendment to be submitted to the states for ratification.  Sadly, neither woman lived to see their dream come to fruition.  However, women across the United States owe them much gratitude for their hard work and foresight.  

Women like Ms. Anthony and Ms. Stanton fought long and hard for our right to vote; let's not take it for granted.  And please remember women in the following nations where women still have limited or no right to vote in elections:  Brunei, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Vatican City.

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