Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Celebrating 89 years of voting

89 years ago, on August 26, 1929 the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was finally passed.

So in honor of this day let me just direct you to two sites commemorating this historic date:

*For a quick and dirty overview The History Channel has a description of events

*For a more thorough examination of how the 19th Amendment came to fruition check out this very thorough site that goes through the major players who made this happen.

And for all you female U.S. citizens who have been participating in the process of voting throughout your adult lives, let us all recognize the contributions of the suffragists who fought long and hard to make sure that we could have this very basic right: the right to vote.


Laura Stillman said...

That is an incredible website. I am ashamed of how little I knew about our nation's fight for women to vote. Thanks for sharing!

CandaceID said...

Thanks. Happened by while looking for background on 19th. Looks like our small political club is going to try to get some funds for an advertisement in local paper. Should shake up our conservative men, but hoping some swing voters & maybe even some conservative sisters will get the point. We need more women in our local government offices! And Democrats are the only ones offering change!