Aside from the troubling , combative aspects of the current political scene, I find Hillary Clinton’s journey to become the first women nomination for POTIS fascinating. I think back on the voices of women who have been forgotten or erased. I think of Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband John in which she reminded him to not “forget the ladies” in the forming of this new country, her warning that we would “foment a revolution” if women were ignored.
Well, it took over two hundred years for us to see a woman candidate for president.That’s something, isn’t it?
Last night an amazing Arizona women, Jerry Emmett, 102 years old, made the Arizona roll call at the DNC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvAeSA4ACfs
We knew Jerry when we lived in Prescott Arizona for a few years. What an awesome story! She remembers her mother voting for the first time in 1920, after the 19th Amendment was passed. She has attended most of the Democratic conventions, and much of her life has been devoted to support of women. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/27/jerry-emmett-hillary-clinton-supporter-centernarian-arizona
I’m so happy Jerry was able to participate in this historic moment.