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New Yorkers' Tribute To Susan B. Anthony Says Everything About Why Voting Matters

Anthony would have been proud that a woman won the state's presidential primary.

New Yorkers paid tribute to women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony by placing "I voted" stickers on her gravestone on primary day. 

The feminist icon spearheaded the early push for women's suffrage during the mid-19th century. She was also credited with advocating for wage equality and the abolition of slavery. 

Anthony was even arrested after voting in the 1872 congressional election and charged with illegal voting. It would be more than four decades before women were granted the right to vote by an all-male Senate.

Tuesday's tribute to the suffragette was an important reminder of why voting matters-- because less than a century ago, around half of all U.S. citizens couldn't.

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