Care2 Women: Celebrate our Right to Vote!

August 26th is the 90th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States.  It’s tough to believe we’ve had the vote for fewer than 100 years!  Do you have special feelings about this?  Comment here and let us know – at a time when so many of our rights are being challenged, let’s share our feelings about it is that women use that power as voters.

You’ll find those comments on pages starting here.

Library of Congress via the Smithsonian


rosemary weston
rosemary weston7 years ago

th league of woman voters transcends the gender issue and does much to educate all voters and encourages all voters to use their right to vote

Vanessa S.
Vanessa S7 years ago

I can honestly say that I never knew that August 26 was the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States of America. It is so true that you learn something new everyday, especially on Care2!

Lika S.
Lika P7 years ago

Unfortunately, less than 25% of eligible voters make good use of their right to vote. I am forever grateful for all who gave me the right, I wish every citizen over 18 would exercise this right!

Lee M.
Lee M7 years ago

Sadly, this wonderful privilege is either being ignored or misused by women. Some do not vote at all. Others vote based on inadequate information or for silly reasons, i.e., looks, name recognition, family background, how many signs they have around the nieghborood? DO YOUR HOMEWORK, get to know candidates by attending 'meet the candidates', read about their positions on issues, contact them....they welcome that. And vote knowing that this person is the one who best represents YOUR views. Don't embarrass your "sisters" who fought for this privilege...make intelligent decisions and VOTE.

Kat H.
Kat H.7 years ago

To be able to choose is precious. Sadly I know women young and old who are disgusted with government and no longer vote. Voting is the most rational way to shift our system. Though radical tactical shift may be in order if corporations continue to wield inordinate influence over our representatives.

linda g.
linda g7 years ago

Women with disabilities have particular concerns associasted with their vote for Congressional representatives as well as state and local public servants. Servants for the ;people who elected them to an office dedicated to furthering access to services and programs administered by these governments. We need to be specially viligant and outspoken in the present and upcoming election campaigns.

Walter G.
Walter G7 years ago

Voting is valuable. It is the only legal, peaceful way we may partially control our greedy bribe-happy elected officials. Vote 'em in, vote 'em out! The longer they stay ion office the more they steal. November is coming, and I hope women will not be conned by the likes of Sarah Palin.

A W.
Angela Weber7 years ago

We've come a long way baby, but there is still an endless journey ahead of so many women in the world. This is one of the main reasons I support western nations being in the Middle East. Women and children MUST have equal rights to men or these countries will never be truly civilized. Thank you to the women of the past who allowed us women of today to be truly free.

Hilary Batzel
Hilary Batzel7 years ago

We may have the right to vote, but how many of us exercise that right? Mothers, Sisters and Friends, please encourage young women to vote and to take part in elections. It is so very important that our voices be heard. This is the only way to change the world.

Debbie Cross
Debbie Cross7 years ago

I lived soon after the times when gaining the right to vote was new and exciting. Many women and men paid dearly for the right. Today, I believe that the greatest threat to women rights is apathy. Our individual vote is our way of expressing our approval or disapproval of those leading our country, state and local governments. Sometimes we have the misguided belief that one vote cannot make a differente..but history has shown that one vote can change the direction that our country takes. I value my right and opportunity to vote dearly. I study out the issues, learn in detail about both what the people running for office has said and done, examine my own beliefs and values and work each election year to use my vote effectively. I have never skipped an election and never will. I think that because the young women of recent years did not have to fight for the right to vote, they sometimes take the right for granted (like most men). With the various problems in our country, we need greater participation and much less apathy and pessimism. We are a great country but we must fight to remain great. With all of the controversies in current times, I hope that all women will join together to work for human rights for everyone. America needs to be an example of compassion, respect, honesty, integrity, peace, love, tolerance and forgiveness. Our vote puts in leaders that either agree with those values...or don't. Never take that vote for granted or someday that right might be lost.