1,000 Words: Voters thank Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony, the woman who spent 60 years of her life trying to get women the right to vote, resides in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, as she has for the last 110 years.

On most Election Days, women who pick up their “I voted” sticker, head for the cemetery to remember why they could.

Yesterday’s New York primary was no different.

At each election, the Thank You Susan B. Anthony Facebook page lights up with appreciation.

  • MrE85

    We should all thank the people who helped to make this a more perfect union.

    • Veronica

      No, no, no. Don’t diminish the impact of the suffrage activists. No. Women are still behind men in the country AND we still have a long way to go. That’s like you posting your comment on a post about MLK Jr. No.

      • MrE85

        Women don’t trail men in the voting booth. Since 1980, more women than men have voted in presidential elections, a statistic that would make the Notorious S.B.A. smile, if she was still with us.

        • Veronica

          No. When you say “we should thank all the people” you’re intentionally undermining and diminishing the importance of what she did.

          • MrE85

            Thank you for informing me of my intent.

          • Jeff R.

            /…a more perfect union…/
            not a perfect Union

  • Sue

    It has been barely a hundred years since we earned it and we need to not take this for granted. There is a movie out about the suffragette movement in England. It is a good reminder of how high the stakes are for these woman who fought for the rights of all woman to vote there. t is quite moving seeing people take the time to put the stickers on the grave site and it is a good remembrance for all of us to take any of these fights for granted.