Birthday Celebration Day Six
“The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty. That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women. Money to carry on this work has been given usually as a sacrifice, and thousands of women have gone without things they wanted and could have had in order that they might help get the vote for you. Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. That vote has been costly. Prize it!” Carrie Chapman Catt, Iowa Suffragist, August 26, 1920
Women throughout Iowa fought for over fifty years to pass the 19th Amendment. We honor their commitment and sacrifice each time we cast our vote and take a stand for what we believe in.
The work to expand opportunities and remove barriers for Iowa women and girls continues. Cast your vote and recognize the individuals, businesses and nonprofits leading the way at http://iawf.org/vote.