Get out and Vote today!

4 Nov
Tea Set. In the days before the 19th Amendment, a wealthy Newport socialite ordered a tea set emblazoned with the phrase "Votes for Women" to make a point to the influential guests who often dined with her. The Alcotts were ardent supporters of the women's suffrage movement, and today we offer replicas of this tea set and other items bearing the "Votes for Women" motto.

Tea Set.
In the days before the 19th Amendment, a wealthy Newport socialite ordered a tea set emblazoned with the phrase “Votes for Women” to make a point to the influential guests who often dined with her. The Alcotts were ardent supporters of the women’s suffrage movement, and today we offer replicas of this tea set and other items bearing the “Votes for Women” motto.

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/

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3 Responses to “Get out and Vote today!”

  1. Bruce Thiesen November 4, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    These Alcotts know their voting.

    My votes will be cast in the evening. I need to be on the road before the polls open this morning.

  2. bernecho November 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Yes!!! Americans get out and vote, you duty and your right in a free and democratic nation shapes the world. Make your self count in a global community please,

  3. LB November 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    “There are people all over this wide world of ours who have no voice in their government”. Sad that so many here in the US don’t value voting more!
    Me? I voted 🙂
    Done!

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