My mother, born eight years before women got the vote, spent a lifetime exercising and enhancing that right for women and for all. She was 60 years an active member of the League of Women Voters.
Thrilled with the prospect of electing an African-American president, she spent her dying days at the end of that September sending voter-reminder notes cards to friends.
My wife Julie costumed the original stage production of “A Single Woman,” the life and times of first U.S. Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin, elected 1916. She also played Carrie Chapman Catt in the film version.
Donald Trump lives and moves in a barbed bubble. He comes across as a bitter bastion of boiling bullyism. He is well on the way to winning the right to lose. He deserves to lose to a woman. He deserves to lose to a strong and ready woman.
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When I cast my ultimate vote of this process for Hillary Clinton, I do so as well for Julie, my Mom, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Jeanette Rankin, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells … and for countless long-suffering suffragettes.
John Auer, Fresno