2016 – Year of the Woman Voter

Women were not always able to vote. Learn a little from Texas history about the woman’s right to vote from the TSHA.

“On [June 28] in 1919, the Texas Senate ratified the national amendment granting women the right to vote. Texas thus became the first Southern state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment and the ninth in the nation. Woman suffrage had been discussed in Texas as early as the Constitutional Convention of 1868. The short-lived Texas Equal Rights Association (1893-96) helped organize a suffrage movement. The Texas Equal Suffrage Association, a state chapter of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, led the fight for suffrage from 1913 on, and achieved one of its key goals when it won the right for women to vote in primary elections in 1918. Feelings ran strong on both sides of the issue; some women joined the Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. In June 1919 a woman suffrage amendment was sent to the states for approval. The Texas House passed the amendment on June 23 and the Texas Senate on June 28.”

If Democrat socialists continue control of our federal government, the Constitution as we know it will become a relic of the past.

Consider recent news stories to understand the peril to our hard-won liberties.

A Plan of Action for Texas Women

  1. Register to vote
  2. Enlist your neighbors, church members, family members and co-workers to register to vote
  3. As election day, better yet early voting, approaches, follow up on those registered voters named in (2) above.

This may very well be the last free and fair federal election. If America is to endure, Americans must vote. Can you be counted on?

Get Out The Vote

God bless Texas and God bless America.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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