Our suffragist mothers sacrificed for the right to vote. November 14th began what became known as the Night of Terror. We know take that right for granted, In this last election the smallest number of eligible voters cast their vote since 1942, which was in the middle of WWII.…read more
According to The National Women’s History Project, it was at the behest of New York Democratic Congresswoman Bella Abzug in 1971 that Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day,” to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Susan Zimet is founder of Votes for Women 2020 in New York, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017, when women secured the right …read more
Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020 appeared on WAMC’s 51% this week, reading an essay she wrote on the arrest and conviction of Susan B. Anthony for voting.
Susan relates this to the importance of young women exercising their hard earned right to vote.
Susan’s segment begins at about16:25, but if you have time we invite you to listen to the complete broadcast.
In her broadcast, Susan speaks of the all- male fundraiser Congressman Southerland held “tell the Misses not to wait up as the after dinner whiskey and cigars will be smooth the issues to