Happy Election Day, one of the most fantastic days of the year. Though technically August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, Election Day each and every year is the day we have the best opportunity to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment, the Woman Suffrage Movement Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This year though it takes on even more meaning as we have the opportunity to cast our vote for the first woman President.
We should never take for granted how much the women of the women’s suffrage movement put themselves on the line to simply ensure us the right to vote. What better way to celebrate than by getting out there and voting?
My daughter has been going with me to vote since she was old enough to walk. I like to instill in her the same respect for the voting process that my mother and grandmother instilled in me. And the knowledge that women had to fight for the right to vote and no matter what political party she grows up to be affiliated with it will be her duty to cast her vote in every election.
Today is a great opportunity to talk to your daughter about women's suffrage and how important her right to vote is. Take your SheHero with you to vote and then maybe visit the library to check out some books on Women's Suffrage or check out some of these online resources.
You have a voice; Election Day is the day to use it! You owe it to the women who came before you to get out there and vote. And don't forget, if you snap a picture of yourself or your SheHero in the voting booth, be sure and share it with us on Facebook!