After years of asserting, "It was we the people, not we the white male citizens," suffragists won their long, un-genteel fight 100 years ago today when Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving (white) women the vote. Amidst a renewed war on women - "Same shit, different century" - we celebrate the steadfast firebrands once reviled as "monstrosities of nature" who kept fighting. Sojourner Truth: "You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights."
Sen. Kamala Harris called the decision "a miscarriage of justice" while Sen...
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Senator Bernie Sanders