"I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard ... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." --Malala Yousafzai
A mere 98 years ago, women in America were denied the right to vote. The fight for women's suffrage began in earnest in July of 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in upstate New York. Some seventy years later, brave women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone secured women the right to vote through the Nineteenth Amendment adopted on August 18, 1920. Surprisingly enough, four years earlier, Jeanette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, became the first woman ever elected to Congress.
On Thursday, June 28th there will be a panel discussion on "Women in Government" at the Pitman VFW from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. You are invited to join past and present elected officials including Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera, Freeholder Heather Simmons, Councilwoman Amy Rudley, Esq., and Former Councilwoman Debra J. Higbee for a lively discussion on the current role of women in government and how that role continues to evolve.
June 28th will also kick-off our "School's Out Summer Food Drive". Feel free to drop-off your non-perishable food item donations to the "Women in Government" panel from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the VFW.
We hope to see you there!