One hundred years ago today Tennessee became the 34th state to ratify the 19th Amendment and guaranteeing that women in America had the right to vote.
My grandmother used to tell us stories. She was born in 1890 and was nearly 30 years old before she could vote. And that when she did Grandpa would try to tell her who to vote for, but that she ALWAYS voted how she felt best. I am proud of her.
There should really be parades today. Speeches. If the Democrats and Republicans fail to mention this event at their conventions, SHAME on them.
Women’s suffrage is important. It reminds us that at one time most Americans did not have the right to vote, and that we need to use and protect that right. Respect it.
So today, let’s not forget the struggle of our Grandmothers and how they had to fight and demand the right to vote!