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Voting rights are still under attack ... a reminder repost

It’s hard to believe: voting rights are still under attack.In this past election, millions waited hours to vote and faced confusing voter ID laws that made it difficult to exercise their most… 232 more words

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Kate Sheppard’s 127-year-old argument is still valid

One hundred and twenty-two years ago today New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all adult women full voting rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, or property ownership. 728 more words


Suffrage Salute

September 19th is Suffrage Day, the anniversary of the day in 1893 when women in Aotearoa were the first in the world to gain the right to vote in parliamentary elections.  84 more words

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Suffrage Day and Women's Rights

Today is Suffrage Day. It’s the day we set aside to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of women (and men) who, 122 years ago campaigned long and hard so that women could have the right to have a say in how New Zealand is governed. 288 more words

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Kudos for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer... in 1887

Doing some research for a memoir about my father, who grew up in Yakima, I waded through microfiche of old — very old — newspapers. When Washington was still a territory, women had the vote. 317 more words

1865 September 16: Wisconsin's Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Black Suffrage

The following proposed amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution appeared in the September 16, 1865, issue of The Polk County Press, and the September 23, 1865, issue of… 511 more words

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