Rights are universal, and voting keeps it that way.

b1d1d77118daac9dcfbd6056be0950a6In early 1848 five friends gathered for afternoon tea. They shared stories and discussed the difficulties related to being female and dreamed about a world where women and men were treated equally. Then they decided to take action.

These five women convened the first Women’s Right Convention on July 19-20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. Over 300 people attended this historic event — one that happened 168-years ago and yet still affects our lives.

To give voice to their grievances, these brave women issued a Declaration of Sentiments, modeled on the Declaration of Independence, which boldly declared that “all men and women are created equal,” and included the first public demand for women to have the right to vote.

I hope that all women and men today realize that it is more important than ever to vote, because…

Your Vote is Your Voice.

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