Top Photo: Women were jailed for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote, L-R: Alice Paul, (tied to a chair) Dora Lewis, (hurled into a dark cell) Lucy Burns, (beaten) women given right to vote in 1920
This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago. Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote. Thus began the "Night of Terror," November 15th, 1917.
So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because- -why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work? Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining? We need to get out and vote and use this right that was fought so hard for by these very courageous women. Whether you vote Democratic, Republican or Independent Party - remember to vote.
History is being made. (submitted by Liz Ortiz)