At SAPNA, we believe that all woman should follow their dreams, their sapnas. Yet, sometimes we can work our whole lives toward a dream, and never see the results with our own eyes.
Women’s right to vote in the U.S.A was first seriously proposed in July 1848, at the Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention. One young woman in attendance was Charlotte Woodward; she was only nineteen at the time. When women were finally given the right to vote in 1920, Charlotte Woodward was the only participant in the 1848 Convention who was still alive to be able to vote, though she was apparently too ill to actually cast a ballot.
On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law, and women could vote in the fall elections, including in the Presidential election.
Today we say a special thanks to all the women that paved the way for us. The women that gave us the rights we often take for granted. Thank you for picketing the White House, staging large suffrage marches and demonstrations, chaining yourself to courthouse doors, going to jail. Thank you for standing up against your brothers, fathers, husbands, bosses to fight for what you believed in.
— SAPNA STAFF