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From the Publisher's Desk: August 26, 1920: A date worth remembering

Last Thursday was the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

I think I speak for most women when I say it seems incredulous that we had to be “granted” the right to vote. Why did “we” have to wait over 70 years? The struggle began in the 1830s and made headlines in 1848 when voting rights for women were first seriously proposed at the Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention in New York.  The women in attendance passed a resolution that stated, “It is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”

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