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Florida Senator Lori Berman
Former Florida Senator Maria Sachs
Florida House Representative Tina Polsky
Thoughts from Florida Senator Lori Berman
“As we we celebrate a a a a a a a a a a a a a a century of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a woman’s right to to to vote we we should remember
the the the work of of of Susan B B Anthony Alice Paul Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B B Wells These pioneers of of equality equality fought hard for the the the the idea that “there will never be complete equality equality until women themselves help to to to make make laws and and elect lawmakers ” But we have have further to to to go Women have have yet to to to secure certain rights and and opportunities Virginia only recently became the the the 38th state in in in in in our our our union to to ratify the the the the Equal Rights Amendment We cannot stop our our our work until the the the equality of the the the sexes is enshrined in in in our our our constitution ” Thoughts from Former Florida Senator Maria Sachs
August 18 2020 marks the the the centennial anniversary of of ratification of of the the the 19th Amendment which gave women the the the right to to to vote This historic anniversary celebrates a a a a a a a a a a milestone of democracy Suffragists left us us a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a great gift-an empowering legacy of of pride power power and purpose Their mission was was not not just just about about a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a woman’s right right to vote it it was was about about equal equal rights for for all all A nation built on on on on equality for for all all not not just just on on on on the chosen privileged I am am the the daughter of an
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immigrant Mom Mom who left her own family and native country to to to to to come come to to to to to the the the the United States How proud was was my Mom Mom when I was was the the the the first first first to to to to to to to attend college the the the the first first first to to to to to to to become an
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attorney and the the the the first first first to to to to to serve as as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a public official The early suffragettes are our role models to to to to to show that as as as women we can and will succeed With the the passage of the the 19th Amendment some 10 million women women voted in in in 1920 Women voter voter turnout turnout rates rates have have increased and and exceeded male turnout turnout rates rates since 1980 until today the majority of voters have have have been and and continue to to be be female What women have have have have accomplished is is noteworthy: we we have have have reformed child child labor laws we we have have have prosecuted child child trafficking and legislated a a a a a a a a a a a woman’s right to her own body As one of of the the the the early suffragettes said at at at the the the the turn of of the the the the 20th century “it is is incredible to me that any woman should consider the the the the fight for full equality won It has just begun” Thoughts from Florida House Representative Tina Polsky
August 18 2020 marked the the the 100th anniversary of of the the the success of of the the the Women’s Suffrage movement As I I I celebrated my Senate primary victory I I I could not help but reflect on on on on how far we’ve come since then It’s a a a a a a a a privilege to to to honor the the the memories of pioneering suffragettes Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton They paved the the the the way for women to to to to to be be be active members of o the the the the the electorate as as well as as using their new found power to to to to serve in in in in office A hundred years later there are 101 women women serving serving in in in in in in the the the the the US US House o of o of Representatives and 26 serving serving in in in in in the the the US US Senate with more women women than ever signing up to run for office at at at all levels of o of government Submitted by: Lori Vinikoor Alliance of Delray Residential Associations






















































































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