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Don’t you dare miss an opportunity to vote!

vote woodcutWomen’s suffrage was something I read about in a boring history text back in high school. A couple of paragraphs. No class discussion. Women have been able to vote since 1920. Big whoop.

I’ve always voted. I don’t recall ever missing an election. I’ve always thought of it as something I get to do because I’m an American; I live in a democracy.

But that was before today. Today on Time Goes By, there’s a post entitled “Our Right and Duty to Vote.” It’s about what women — American women — went through to get the right to vote.

From now on, those brave women will be foremost in my heart and mind whenever I cast a vote. And I will never pass up an opportunity to exercise the right they won for me.

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