August 26th, 1920

Today is a momentous day. Today is the 95th birthday of the 19th Amendment.  As of 95 years ago today, American women finally gained the right to vote.

Women winning the right to vote was not a simple matter of requesting the right. It took several generations of women who sacrificed and suffered hardships along the way. But they never gave up.

Because of these women, this current generation of women have more than simply the right to vote. Professional and education opportunities are ours for the taking. Marriage and children is a choice, not a necessity.  We can own property, we make decisions over our money and our bodies.

We still have a long way to go. There are many who would prefer to take us back to an era when women were meek and amiable helpmates, wives and mothers.

But we continue to fight against the old stereotypes and fight for the rights that are ours by birth.

Happy 95th Birthday, 19th Amendment!

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