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Friday, February 14, 2014

Women History -- League of Women Voters

The road to the right for women to vote was a long ride. On February 14, 1920 pioneer woman suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women voters to secure the right for women to vote and  a few months later Congress granted the right for American women to vote. The League of Women voters achieved a goal but continues to fight the fight even today. The updated legislation seeks to better protect all voters against discrimination and ensure Americans are guaranteed their right to vote. Catts goal when she founded the  League of womens voters was to ensure that  equal access to the ballot box and this mission continues on.

 “There will never be a true democracy until every responsible…adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own…voice in government,” 
The Patriotic Pam

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