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THE VOTE: Women’s Fierce Fight

One hundred years ago today—May 21, 1919—the House of Representatives finally passed the Nineteenth Amendment that has exactly the same 28 words it had when it was introduced by Senator Aaron Augustus Sargent as the Sixteenth Amendment in 1878: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” I celebrated by starting the production process for my forthcoming nonfiction book: THE VOTE: WOMEN’S FIERCE FIGHT, a gripping story that I start in 1648.

The photograph is of 90-year-old Sandy Greenberg, a former mayor of Englewood, NJ (and the only woman mayor), and young activists—Ashley, Regan, Nicole—who came from Rockland County, NY, to the rally today in Englewood.

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