I know women that are older than suffrage. Mind boggling.
Today, Aug. 26, marks the 88th anniversary of the day that the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters, formed when women were first granted the right to vote, will mark this occasion with reflections on how far we have come as well as optimism that this year will bring even more Americans into the democratic process.
“What better day than the anniversary of the 19th amendment, Women’s Equality Day, to recognize the progress we have made on voting rights in the past 88 years,” said Mary G. Wilson, national League president.
“This election year has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of new voters, especially women, young people and minorities, registering to vote,” said League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County president Marcia Merrins. “There is a tremendous sense of excitement and energy driving this election.”