Contributed by Arabella Grayson

vote streetcornerOn October 10, on the 109th anniversary of women in California winning the right to vote (by one vote), both residents Carol Manson and Arabella Grayson, along with 168 other women throughout Sacramento County and Roseville, stood as semi-Silent Sentinels in a non-partisan coalition of women’s groups to get out the vote. They were in Oak Park, at an intersection near Underground Books. A great cause and big fun. People were extremely responsive and engaged. Here’s to keeping hope alive!!! It’s more than a notion at times ….EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

Learn more about the event held in Sacramento at:

The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. The Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, a collaboration of women-centered institutions, organizations, and scholars from across the US, works to ensure that this anniversary, and the 72-year fight to achieve it, are commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States.


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