I love history – and the stories it tells – about struggles that people have endured and fought for that we often now take for granted – and joys and dreams that are as true today as they ever were.
Tomorrow is Election Day – our privilege and our duty to go out and vote if we haven’t done so already.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution which granted women the right to vote.
And as they say “ Do you know what that means to you – do you?”
Susan B. Anthony was a leading pioneer crusader for women’s suffrage in the United States. Her passionate work, ahead of her time, helped pave the way for the final passing of the 19th Amendment. She died before seeing her hard efforts come in to being.
But on Steve Hartman’s “On the Road” segment on Friday’s CBS evening news, we hear that she was not forgotten. He shared about the hundreds and hundreds of women, of all ages, showing up in Rochester, New York at the grave of Susan B. Anthony – – bringing their “I voted” stickers with them to leave on her gravestone in honor of her work, her passion, her belief that all women should have the right to vote.
In ending, Steve Harman warmly encouraged all of us to mindfully share a thank you and a nod to Susan B. Anthony and all the other passionate women suffragettes who paved the way for the rest of us.
And so – here’s a sincere thank you – and a nod – to all of them – and to all of my favorite women out there – we’re all in this together!