ferragus (ferragus) wrote,

Why you should vote

yvonnenavarro writes in http://yvonnenavarro.livejournal.com/59987.html about what women suffragists were subject to during their battles for the right to vote.

"These few paragraphs retell a story about our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. It was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women of which I speak were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote.

And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.

Forty prison guards wielding clubs and with their warden's blessing went on a rampage against 33 women convicted, for lack of a better charge, of 'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'"

So many folks talk about how our fathers (and grandfathers and so on) fought and died for our rights, let's not forget that our mothers and grandmothers fought too.

Honor the memories of all our heroes and Vote!

(for the record, I voted a week ago by early ballot)
Tags: politics, public service announcement

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