“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
― Abraham Lincoln
In 1789 the Constitution grants the states the power to set voting requirements. Generally, states limited this right to property-owning or tax-paying white males.
This amounts to only 6% of the population!!
In 1870 The Fifteenth Amendment allowed Non- white men and freed male slaves the right to vote. Southern states suppressed the voting rights of black and poor white voters through Jim Crow Laws.
Women couldn't vote until 1920
It wasn't until 1920 that Women are guaranteed the right to vote by the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. In practice, the same restrictions that hindered the ability of non-white men to vote now also applied to non-white women.
Vivian Moss, is 99 this year, she was born in 1919 just a year before women won the right to vote. Vivian is the mother of my good friend Barbara. I have been fortunate to be able to spend many wonderful days with her, such an incredible woman.
Vivian has not missed an opportunity to vote in her entire life!
She adored her parents Rose and Abraham who escaped tyranny in their homelands, emigrated to our country that offered hope and they found love in their new land.
She has lived her life with great optimism despite the hard times and tough challenges. She rose to become a beacon of hope for women in the TV industry,
The Dodge Charger was a pretty cool car in 1971.
Hard to believe but adults aged 18-21 did not have the right to vote until 1971.
This was enacted in response to Vietnam War protests, which argued that soldiers who were old enough to fight for their country should be granted the right to vote.
The Charger has made a comeback...let's have voting make a comeback too.
Through the years people have fought for the right to vote. Why is the voter turnout so low today? We need to be responsible to ourselves and our country. It is your right to vote. Go out and do it!
Pamela-Real Estate Romantic