Daily Archives: November 6, 2012
The power of voting is the power of change; it’s the power of making a mark in history and voicing your opinions.
Today we women get to go out and vote- have a say and participate in our political system. It’s an awesome responsibility and something that didn’t come to us easily.
To give a little perspective:
- In 1848, the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. Resolutions were approved demanding equal protection for women along with voting rights and signed by 68 women.
- On December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution was ratified officially abolishing slavery.
- On February 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, prohibiting each government from denying a male citizen the right to vote based on “race color, or previous condition of servitude”.
- On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is signed into law giving women the right to vote.
It was 50 years after the Constitution was amended to include all men that women were extended the same courtesy. FIFTY YEARS, Ladies!
So today when you cast your vote, do it proudly and in remembrance of all the brave women who came before, women who risked everything so that future generations could exercise this important right!
Do it for all of the girls out there who watch and learn from our actions!
Happy voting and remembering, Lipstick Chatters! If you vote and your proud, click “like” button below to share our strength!
Sources & Resources- click on any of the links below for more information!
The Library of Congress (virtual services), 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
The Library of Congress (virtual services), 15th Amendment to the Constitution.
Quote from RIGHTTOVOTE.ORG, Responsibility of Voting.