Female Voices: The Power of Women’s Right to Vote!
On August 18th, 1920 the 19th Amendment granted Women the Right to Vote. As we approach the election of 2020, we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of that right! We must empower one another to utilize these rights. We as women, fought long and hard to have the same basic rights as the male population. One hundred years after women’s right to vote was granted, we are still fighting for equality amongst gender. It is vital to our community that we continue to fight for our rights as women, educate ourselves, and use the basic rights we have to prove our fight is not over.
Everyone, of any gender, ethnicity, age, etc. has a voice that is ready to be heard. We must use our voices to help educate one another, to help hold our society accountable, and to help our country become a better place. Converse about topics that are uncomfortable, push boundaries, and never settle for a society or community that you are not proud of.
A Historical Moment for Female Progression
Female empowerment is a community that holds an undeniable amount of strength. Women supporting women is something we must always embrace. A vote in the 2020 election plays a vital role in the continued progression of women’s rights, and fight for equality. We must make our voices heard, we must take action!
Since 1980, the voter turnout has been greater in the female population than male. As a population, this speaks volumes to the importance of women’s right to vote. And for this 2020 Presidential election, Senator Kamala Harris became the fourth woman in history, and first Black woman and person of Indian descent to appear on a U.S. party’s presidential ticket. This is a major step in history.
Rights Worth Fighting For
Nothing is given to us as women. We are not brought into this world with the same rights as men. We have put up a fight for our rights, and rightfully earned them, but this fight is not over. Thus, it is important to recognize that we were not handed basic rights, and we must continue to fight for them.
Let’s emphasize the principles that can make America beautiful. All people are equal. Regardless of gender, race, identification, we all deserve the same rights and opportunities. Use your voice, your education, and your rights to make a difference in this 2020 Presidential Election!
Feature Image: Detail from the mural, titled “Our Story: Portraits of Change,” of civil rights icon Ida B. Wells designed by artist Helen Marshall of the Peoples Picture on at Union Station on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The portrait features thousands of historical photos of women who fought for the right for women’s right to vote, according to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Words by Samantha Baird