With the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, it’s important to look back and remember how much it matters that women are engaged in the political process.
On August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified, which granted white women the right to vote. In some states, black women weren’t able to vote until the 1960s, due to voter registration restrictions put in place to deny voting rights to people of color.
Since then, women have fought for our rights to obtain a safe and legal abortion, fight on the front lines and marry the people we love. Much of this progress was achieved by using our power to vote.
Women were instrumental in determining the outcome of the 2012 election ― and we’ll most likely do it again this November. There is a lot at stake for women this year and, thankfully, women have a say in who sits in our oval office for the next four years. We are 51 percent of the population so let’s vote like it.
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