Why #WearWhiteToVote?

marchwithusMemory can be a fickle beast. I have even heard of Holocaust denialists. I do not believe that we are in danger of forgetting that women and others—including but not limited to people of color, undocumented immigrants, and non-property-owning individuals—were not privy to that honorable democratic privilege called the right to vote. newspaperThe danger is that people could forget that the honor is more than emblematic, it is a action verb that our foremothers did not have the right to perform.

Although there is evidence of injustice among suffragettes such as racially segregated rallies, the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was a stone chipping at the proverbial glass ceiling of democracy. Geraldine Ferraro, on the 1984 Democratic ticket as Vice President, mirrored the 1984 Apple Macintosh Commercial that aired in January of that year by flinging a sledge hammer into the American political ceiling.

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Now, of course, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is about to shatter it altogether. Memory keeps our guts in the game. Don your white blouse, pants suit, jacket, or slacks to vote in this emotionally charged election to remind yourself and others that American women were not deemed worthy to cast a vote until 1920. Honor your mother, grandmothers, sisters, cousins, and aunts who fought for this privilege. SumOfAllColorsIf that does not appeal to you, wear white because, in Physics, white is not defined as a color because it is the sum of all possible colors.

And if is not good enough reason, do it because Elmer Fudd says we all have the white to vote.  WhiteToVote

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