jaredsxtn Wrote: The fight for women's suffrage was long and difficult, but it was finally written into law in 1920. For the first time in our countries history, a woman's right to vote was enshrined in the Constitution.
Our countries history has been a messy crawl towards equal suffrage for all. Each and every group outside of the monied elite have had to fight to have their voices heard. The women's suffrage movement might have light the spark for the Civil Rights movement and subsequent passage of the 24th Amendment.
Women are becoming more and more powerful in deciding the direction of this country. Women made up fifty-four percent of the electorate in the 2012 election and the results were very encouraging. There will now be 78 women in the House of Representatives and, for the first time in our Nations history, 20 female Senators. The 2012 elections alone saw 11 women elected to the Senate. With recent demographic trends, I believe that these numbers are only going to head up.
Thoughts on how women voters have changed the way that America votes now and going into the future?
jaredsxtn Wrote: Well said, leftofcenter. I agree with much of your argument, but one can not discount the impact that females and liberals that are coming into our national political environment could have. Senator-elect Warren being placed on the Senate banking committee is a good start. I fully agree with you that we need to change the divisive economic system that currently drives our country, but we might disagree on how to make that a reality. We need liberals and progressives to get into our government and make that change happen. That's the way the Constitution works. The more diverse that our government becomes, the better chance we have of the government writing laws that will be beneficial towards the lower and middle classes and not skewed towards the rich.