After casting their ballots within the midterm elections on Tuesday, ladies flocked to Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York, to turn their gratitude for her provider to the ladies’s suffrage motion.
The proud feminine citizens positioned their “I Voted” stickers on Anthony’s gravestone in a convention that has change into one thing of an Election Day custom. Dozens of the stickers decorated her headstone after the 2016 presidential election.
The first other folks arrive at 7:05am right here at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY to position their “I Voted” stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony. It was once November five, 1872 when Anthony illegally voted within the presidential election, leading to her arrest. #ElectionDay@News_8pic.twitter.com/4yklblxbqY
— John Kucko (@john_kucko) November 6, 2018
Anthony helped propel the ladies’s balloting rights motion ahead in 1872 when she illegally voted on Election Day, leading to her arrest. Nearly 50 years later, the states ratified the 19th Amendment granting ladies the suitable to vote national.
“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,” Anthony famously stated.
She most likely would were extremely joyful to grasp that ladies are working for elected place of work in file numbers in 2018 and that ladies citizens can be a significant component in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Tributes to Anthony additionally poured in on Twitter.
“Thank you, #SusanBAnthony,” one lady tweeted. “I cannot even imagine a world in which I would not have the right to vote. Your legacy ― women voting, running for office, and more!”
i am hoping im making Susan B Anthony proud
— em srohcna eh (@prattenthusiast) November 6, 2018
The 19th modification was once handed and gave ladies the suitable to vote. Women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Caddy Stanton have been arrested, crushed, pressure feed and slandered publicly to achieve the ones rights for themselves and others. You have a proper. You have a voice. Go. Vote. percent.twitter.com/d53mfn1YJu
— Vanessa Brown (@nessabrown27) November 6, 2018