Twenty-twenty marks the 100-year anniversary of women’s voting rights in the United States of America. “Votes for Women” was the multi-generational movement that petitioned lawmakers to amend the U.S. Constitution and extend the right to vote to its female citizenry. The journey was long, paved with the sacrifice and perseverance of our foresisters. And decades after the fight began, in August 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified and adopted.
“I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright on that ground which God designed us to occupy.” Sarah Grimke, 1837