Laying Down on the Job

Laying Down on the Job
The Santa Monica Easy

Thursday, November 5, 2009

In Celebration of Civil Disobedience

In defiance of the law, Susan B. Anthony became the first American woman to cast a vote in a Presidential election on this date, November 5th, in 1872.  Thirteen days later a U.S. Deputy Marshall arrested her for voting illegally.  Her life was dedicated to assuring equal rights under the law for women. 

She didn't live long enough to see the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which declared: 

  • "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

When ever women vote in this country Susan B. Anthony lives. 

Thank you, Susan B. Anthony   

1 comment:

  1. I did not know this. Susan B. Anthony rocks.