|Miss [Lucy] Burns in |
Occoquan Workhouse, Washington, Nov. 1917Women of Protest:
Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
But that's not new. There was corruption, there were lies, and there were outrageous attempts to manipulate the populace throughout the 144 years US women sacrificed to win the opportunity to vote. Honor the women who suffered for us--their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vote! It's one way we live consciously.
For a quick synopsis of the long struggle to achieve woman suffrage, go to How Women Won the Right to Vote.