Aug. 18 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally granted women the vote. It’s a big deal — the right to vote is more important now than ever — so naturally, lots of folks are planning on marking the occasion with a Facebook post or two. If you’re looking for suffragette quotes to share on social media in honor of the day, look no further; I’ve got 16 of ‘em for you, all lined up and ready to go.
The final wording of the Amendment — which, by the way, was exactly the same as the wording in the 1878 version — reads as follows:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Short and sweet, it reads similarly to the 15th Amendment, which was ratified on Feb. 3, 1870:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race,color, or previous condition of servitude.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
And now, we’re coming up on 97 years of 19th Amendment goodness — and no amount of “repeal the 19th" nonsense is going to stop us.
Here are 16 quotes from famous suffragettes to share in order to mark the occasion, whether Twitter, Facebook, Insta, or Snapchat is your jam. And — more importantly — get out there and vote in whatever elections you’ve got coming up, whether it’s the 2018 midterms or anything else!