Women: Why we must vote!

susanB.jpg

Women, we must continue to exercise the right to vote, especially after brave women fought for us to have that right. I think this is a fitting tribute.
 
 
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 20, 1820, and died on March 13, 1906. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.
 
She was committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
 
In 1863, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the Women’s Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in the nation’s history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery. In 1866, they initiated the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans.
 
In 1878, Anthony and Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Commonly known as the Anthony Amendment and introduced by Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA), it became the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
Advertisements

About darkmoonseries

Shelly Burrows and Michael Stewart have been role-playing together for five years and have decided to bring their characters to life. Both speak sarcasm fluently and love to talk to people about the most random of topics. Feel free to interact!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s