The ballot means bread, education, and so much more. #Vote
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“Resolved, that the ballot, alike unto the woman and the negro, means bread, education, intelligence, self-protection, self-reliance and self-respect.” -American Equal Rights Association (AERA), New York City Convention, Dec. 7, 1866
That’s what voting meant to the women and men who formed the AERA to support universal suffrage in the 1860s. And yet, many of those suffragists did not live to have the right to vote themselves.
We do have the right to vote, and our own livelihoods, opportunities and safety still depend on how we use it. Let’s vote.
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