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Today is the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right for women to vote

Today is the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right for women to vote Women fought long and hard for the vote – before the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which states the right to vote “shall not be denied … on account of sex.” Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change to the constitution. Read more →


Baby boomers thinking about elections and safe travel

In Washington state, the primary election is Tuesday. Last week, I voted on the ballot send to me in the mail, then I took it to the drop box about 10 blocks from my house. I’m a big fan of our state’s vote-by-mail system. There are a  number of important elections on the primary ballot: selecting a new representative in Congress, retaining our great governor, Jay Inslee; and choosing a new lieutenant governor. On the county level, we need to vote out two right-wing county commissioners. They ran as Independents and fooled voters. Meanwhile, my baby boomer blogger friends are writing about: Read more →