Now and Then: Getting Women to Vote
There are just two more weeks left until the presidential election will decide if Barack Obama will stay in the Oval Office for another four years or Mitt Romney will become our country's next commander-in-chief. With the final presidential debate tonight and early voting starting in some states, now's the time to make sure you're registered to vote — especially if you live in California, since today's the last day to register!
Thanks to the women's suffrage movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Congress passed the 19th amendment in 1919, giving American women the right to vote in our country. Our female ancestors fought hard for our right to have our voices heard, so let's make 'em proud. With women's health care and abortion rights being significant issues this election season, casting our ballots on Nov. 6 (or in some cases, earlier) is especially important.
We're taking a look back at the vintage art, ads, and posters targeted to get women the vote, in addition to today's posters encouraging our gender to vote in the 2012 presidential election. So check them out now, and register to vote to move women's rights forward!