“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” Susan B. Anthony
With last month marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being ratified and the upcoming election on the horizon, voting has weighed heavily on my mind. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up in world, where I have always had the right to voice my opinion. However, I know for many of the women before me that has not always been the case. Susan B. Anthony, a pivotal women’s rights activist, fought alongside other courageous individuals for voting equality. While we still have many areas we can improve upon as a society, we should never take for granted our right to vote. Voting gives us the ability to elect individuals who can make impactful change and voice our opinion on other important matters.
This unprecedent year has sparked some difficult, but necessary conversations amongst us all. With November 3rd rapidly approaching, I encourage you to take the time to reflect on what issues matter most to you. Become a thoughtful voter – research your candidates, educate yourself, and do not be afraid to ask questions. We must hold one another accountable in order to provoke positive change. Remember, the actions we take today will shape the next generation of female leaders. Let your voice be heard during the 2020 election.