More Care2 comments on the right to vote.
Anja N. Aug 24, 2010 2:29 PM
We should never forget that is is only 100 years or so that females dared to raise.
Thank you to our Freedom Fighting Sisters!
With all due respect to Madonna and Lady Gaga – you can only stand in their shadow.
Malinda Misko Aug 24, 2010 12:46 PM
My grandmother was last child of 18, and the only child born in the U.S. from Irish immigrant farmers. She finished high school and went to a 2 year college. At that time she was well educated for a young girl and was hired to work in the capitol of Pennsylvania, Bellefonte at that time. She was in many marches, as well as lots of campaigning for womens rights and right to vote. She was right there when it happened. I owe her a big debt, as I do all the women that fought for what we have now! What rebels they were at that time, can you imagine, so let us not take them for granted!
Lin Penrose Aug 24, 2010 11:53 AM
I am glad women have the right to vote & applaude those strong enough to make it happen. I, personally, am unhappy that my hard won right to vote, must go to politicians I do not care for – any politician, party/offerings. When I vote, it often seems like I’ve been given the choice between the “rock and the hard place”. Still, I can choose which hard object unless the Electoral votes count more than my individual & other Popular ones. Then, it truly feels like my vote doesn’t count at all and I am celebrating my freedom with falseness.
Myrna G. Aug 24, 2010 11:42 AM
Wonderful women to whom we should imitate more than ever in the fight for our rights.
Rosemary G. Aug 24, 2010 10:32 AM
Those women were real women..We still have light years to go.
Every time we make a step forward, we make two steps backward. No all fault is the Men..
Shell S. Aug 24, 2010 9:39 AM
Every time I vote,I’m reminded how grateful I am to the women before me who fought for my right to vote. I don’t take for granite the women who went through horrible things for this right of mine today.
Shar F. Aug 24, 2010 9:35 AM
Kudos to the intellilgent, brave women who worked so hard (and smart) to get us the vote!!!
Roxanne E. Aug 24, 2010 8:52 AM
If anyone hasn’t already done so, watch the movie “Iron Jaw Angels” it’s about Alice Paul and what they had to endure! It was an HBO special!
Bonni Fellows Aug 24, 2010 8:21 AM
This is so important. I had to teach my daughter about the womens suffrage movement because her school does not feel that it is an important enough moment in American history. I think that knowing who Alice Paul is, is just as important as knowing who George Washington is.
Rita Walpole A. Aug 24, 2010 7:57 AM
Yes indeed, Mary, let’s be calm. And let’s be realistic problem solvers. In the documentary, “The Uncounted”, a G.O.P. software consultant tells of being hired in Florida in 2000, to develop software that would untraceably switch votes. Guess what!
By the time this November’s elections roll around, nearly 3/4 of all electronic and count equipment in the U.S. will be Diebold or Diebold related, the same type equipment the above mentioned wannabe witness (he was never called to testify,’cause no suit’s ever been brought)was hired to rig via software.
Then there was the lawsuit Common Cause was forced to bring in Colorado, right after the 2008 elections, when countless folks, including registered women and college students, went to vote, and found they were ineligible – they had, with no cause, been disenfranchised.
A court supervised settlement agreement was reached in Jan. 2010, but, guess what? Nothing’s being said about advising voters, monitoring, or enforcing, at least not here in El Paso County.
Come on, sisters, our kids and their kids, and kids worldwide are counting on us. Time to calmly take the blinders off, and check that we’re voting for real McCoy progressive Dems. and Green Party candidates (folks who will walk the walk and not just talk the talk re. the need for leaving behind our constant war, power and greed mode, and insisting on real, meaningful CHANGE).
And let’s get to work to both insure our vote, and to…..UNDO THE COUP!
John Doucette Aug 24, 2010 7:54 AM
donald baumgartner Aug 24, 2010 6:49 AM
CONGRADULATIONS TO THE WOMEN OF AMERICA ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY!!
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