One hundred years ago today, Minnie Kehoe didn’t have the privilege of walking a few blocks down the road to her voting precinct and casting a ballot, as I do today.
And so, in honor of Minnie, and the privilege she worked for, I took Minnie into the voting booth with me.
Without Minnie and her sisters in suffrage, I wouldn’t have been able to do that. Minnie had actually convinced Emmett Wilson, towards the end of his tenure in Congress, to support women’s suffrage.
Emmett was the lone member of the Florida delegation to state publicly he would support the 19th Amendment. Unfortunately, his term was up (and he was out of office) before this was to happen.
So, to Minnie Kehoe and her sisters in suffrage, wherever you are, please know that I do not take my privilege to vote for granted, EVER.
And thank you for helping to make the 19th Amendment possible.
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