I am proud to be a woman and I am proud to be an American. I am grateful for the women who went before me to help give me the rights I have today. 100 years ago, women in the United States were finally given the right to vote. 100 years ago, seems like a long time though when my grandmother – Dorothea Teegardin – was born, women did not have the right to vote in this country. It’s amazing things that we take for granted now, were not possible a couple of generations ago.
I salute the women who fought to make it possible to give me the right to vote. No matter where you stand in politics, I encourage us all to vote and have our voice heard.