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Ballot power: The importance of women

Susan B Anthony coin silver dollar

On August 26, Arizona women will celebrate women’s right to vote. Women will commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of those who fought 50 years to secure for women the right to vote. Women stood in pouring rain and freezing snow. They were beaten, jailed, went on hunger strikes, were force-fed and called crazy for wanting to vote. The women experienced harsh conditions in prison with poor sanitation, infested food, and dreadful facilities.

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Long queues at today’s polls

The secretary of state’s office has been getting reports of long lines at polling places today. Lawyer Thomas Galvin, for example, described on Twitter one polling place as a “zoo.” Reagan is hoping that this means a high turnout, a result of the enthusiasm brought about by non-traditional candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

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