"Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York", suffrage banner, circa 2014
It's Election Day in most parts of the country tomorrow, and I have a simple message:
It drives me angry annoyed when people complain about the state of affairs but won't participate in the process. GOTV means Get Out The Vote if you were curious.
A colleague visiting family in upstate New York stopped in at the Women's Rights National Historical Park and picked this up for me. According to the website:
Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.
In 1878, a Woman Suffrage Amendment was introduced in Congress, but it took until 1920 for the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The suffrage banner was created to celebrate American women having the right to vote.The 3 colors used in the banner are purple for justice, white for purity of intent, and gold for courage.
So I will repeat myself: