Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Good news for 08/19/20 - 100 years since women gained the vote in the United States.

19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago today |

The 19th Amendment was passed 100 years ago yesterday on August 18, 1920 100 years ago.

It is hard to believe that women have only had the right to vote in the United States for 100 years. My mother was born in 1920 and my father in 1918. I knew, loved, and was loved by both my grandmothers who did not have the right to vote when my parents were born.

I have been so happy that my mother could vote, my wife could vote, my 6 daughters can vote, 2 of my granddaughters can vote, and 6 more of my granddaughters will be able to vote when they come of age.

I live in the Rochester, NY area the home of Susan B. Anthony and many of the other women in the Finger Lakes region who held the Women's convention in 1848.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and the right of conscience and the use of democratic processes in our congregations and in society at large.

This year on November 3, 2020, we will have an opportunity to vote for the first female vice-president who will then be first in line to become the first female president of the United States.

We have come a long way in 100 years and we are a much better society for it.

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