March is Women’s History Month.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. . . ”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
“Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)”
In this election year, it seems fitting to remember American women’s long struggle for voting rights. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 is often noted as the beginning of that struggle. In 1920, seventy-two years later, the 19th amendment to the Constitution was ratified, and women throughout the United States gained the right to vote. Let’s all honor our foremothers by exercising the right they fought so hard to win for us.