The ultimate significance of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment—celebrating its 100th anniversary this month—is that women vote today because of it. It’s the result of a courageous, persistent and hard-fought campaign that lasted decades and involved tens of thousands of women and men. For some, including our black sisters, the fight continued even longer. With the 2020 election fast approaching, every woman and woman business owner should consider how to be part of the process and have her voice heard. Here are some resources to help:
Register to vote here.
Read a Smithsonian article on the first women voters here.
Read another Smithsonian article about how the daughters and grandaughters of former slaves secured voting rights for all here.
The National Archives Foundation is streaming programming to virtually commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment. Access it here.
NAWBO Bi-Partisan Position Reminder
As the 2020 election cycle heats up, just a friendly reminder that NAWBO is a bi-partisan organization and we will not be endorsing any candidates at this time. We do, however, encourage every woman to vote.