Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Women's Equality Day

Today we're only 6 years away from the 100th anniversary of women in the US winning the right to vote.

It's been a long hundred years, many steps backward and forward.

May we take a few more steps forward--such as electing a woman to be president of the USA.

Here's an email from Rita Henley Jensen, editor of Women's eNews:

Happy Women's Equality Day!
On August 26th, we commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, granting women the right to vote. The observance of Women's Equality Day not only celebrates the passage of the Amendment, but also calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full equality.
A good start. Having the right to vote that is. 
Susan B. Anthony knew that. The woman who dedicated much of her life to advocating for women to have access to the voting booth wrote:
"We need a daily paper edited and composed according to woman's own thoughts, and not as a woman thinks a man wants her to think and write. As it is now, the men who control the finances control the paper." 
--May 23, 1893
Well over 100 years later, her words still send a chill down my spine--and are part of the reason I founded Women's eNews.