via Gale Ann Molinari.
Our right to vote is thanks to the 19th Amendment signed in 1920 but other women had to wait much longer.
In 1948 voting rights for women were introduced into international law by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. It was led by the elected chair Eleanor Roosevelt. It was adopted by the United nations as the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
Article 21 stated: “(1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Political Rights of Women, which went into force in 1954, enshrining the equal rights of women to vote, hold office, and access public services as set out by national laws. One of the most recent jurisdictions to acknowledge women’s full right to vote was Bhutan in 2008 (its first national elections).
Our right to vote is less than 100 years old yet some choose to ignore it. Don’t disappoint those that went before and suffered to give us this right. Many complain that there isn’t equal pay for equal work. Look at our representatives most are men ever wonder why??
Teach your daughters and any other girls in your life the real importance of voting. Know someone coming of age to vote take them with you. Got a daughter take her in the booth with you. If we do nothing we do not get ahead.
Frankly this year I did think about it. Not crazy about the candidates or their platforms. Like many I am disappointed that our government hasn’t done some of the things I think they should. The economy is limping along because of some of the laws passed as well but if I don’t vote I am rubber stamping their actions.
So off I will go Tuesday to cast my ballot. They will know that I count, that I am not someone that just lets whatever people in office do slide.
If you are a male reading this sit your daughters down discuss this with them. Remember the world we create is the world our children inherit. Our rights can be taken away if we are not vigilant.
We live in a free society where women can do almost anything. Not all women are free. Remember that on Tuesday
Thanks for reading now what’s stopping you??? GO VOTE