This week, we celebrated the 90th anniversary of a great victory for
women and a radical and hard fought win for American democracy:
women’s suffrage -- the right to VOTE!
Sitting here in 2010, it’s hard to imagine a time in American history
during which women were not allowed to vote, especially as we watch
women run for all levels of elected office. But as we celebrate the
90th anniversary of American women’s right to vote, we, as men and
women, must ask ourselves if we are honoring the plight of so many who
came before us and fought for this most fundamental right. The sad
reality is that in areas around the world, women and men are still
denied the right to vote and to squander this right and responsibility
is not only an affront to them but also to those who fought so hard to
ensure we have these freedoms today.
Therefore, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage
there’s clearly one thing to do: recommit yourselves to supporting the
democratic process -- vote and teach your children the lessons of our
history and the importance of civic participation.