This year, we celebrate 100 years of women’s constitutional right to vote. Suffragists began their organized fight for women’s equality in 1848 when they demanded the right to vote during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. For the next 72 years, women leaders lobbied, marched, picketed, and protested for the right to the ballot.

Today, more than 68 million women vote in elections because of the courageous suffragists who never gave up the fight for equality.

Students, teachers, professionals, and women in general are invited to reflect on this conference and the accomplishments of women.

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“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

Maya Angelou

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