Today, we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
As a woman and elected public official, I hold this right and my office in high regard. As United State citizens, women have this great privilege to vote because other women in the past century took it upon themselves to make sure that the voices of women everywhere had the right to cast a ballot. The 19th Amendment gives women their real voice.
Since all citizens are guaranteed, by the First Amendment, the right to free speech, this amendment gave women the right to speak their minds at the polls.
If you know a female who is not registered to vote, help her get registered. If you are a woman and you vote, bravo! Keep voting. If you know an elected female official, thank her for taking the risk to run for office and fight hard for the voices of all women across this country.