Hi SK fans,
Just a quick reminder to my U.S. friends that today is Election Day.
We’ve already voted and My Pub works the polls in Concord, Mass., which happens to be where I cast the first female vote in 1878. I know that was well before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, but in the late 1800s, some communities allowed us gals to chime in on the race for School Committee.
That was it, just School Committee. We could not run for office, or have a say on any other governing body. It was not great, but it was a start and I took immediate advantage of the privilege to vote. My mother, Marmee Alcatt, would have been proud. She had been lobbying for women to vote since the early 1800s. Sadly, she died about four months before the local election that would have welcomed her vote.
There are people all over this wide world of ours who have no voice in their government. My U.S. friends, you have a voice and a vote and I hope you use it, xo LMA
Here’s another great post on voting from the opposite coast: http://brucekthiesen.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/election-day/