Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from J.Q. Rose, Gratitude

Gratitude means thankful.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with gratitude!
Happy Thanksgiving from J.Q.Rose!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thanks to the Women Who Fought for the Women's Right to Vote!

The polling place is where we vote. Some citizens have voted early.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016!!

You may not realize that women have not always had the right to vote in the USA. Minorities have not always had the right to vote either. Things have changed due to the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.

We have many women who have fought for the 19th amendment to allow women to vote. Troublemakers, they were called, stirring up the ladies to begin a movement for women's voting rights--Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, Margaret Sanger and more. The Women’s Rights Movement marks July 13, 1848 as its beginning with a gathering of four women for tea one afternoon. Truly there were other women interested in getting the vote, but this group begins the story.The 19th amendment became the law of the land in 1920.

And that's the truth!!
Women truly sacrificed to gain voting rights for the women of today. We honor their efforts, their dedication of long ago and maintain this special privilege. By voting in elections, younger generations will learn they have a say in our government and make a difference in their lives.

Mighty Girl has a fantastic list of books filled with information about this subject. Go there and learn more about these strong, courageous women and the fight for the right to vote!

The National Women's History Project page has a thorough overview of this history-making event. 

And of course, I will end this blog post directed to all those citizens of the USA who can vote in 2016!!