New Jersey heroine Alice Paul campaigned for women’s rights all her life, at first to win the right to vote through the 19th Amendment, and then for the still-needed Equal Rights Amendment. She and all the suffragists believed in the ideals of unity and democracy.
Today, on this 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO urges every union member to continue the fearless work of Ms. Paul, of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Maria W. Stewart, and of many others by registering and voting in this historic election.
In New Jersey, the process has never been easier or safer. On Sept. 4, the state will open online voter registration, and in late September through early October all active registered voters will receive postpaid ballots. It takes mere minutes to honor the sacrifices of these pioneering women by filling out the Vote by Mail ballot and returning it. And it takes only a few minutes more to call union sisters and brothers and urge them to do the same.
Our democracy is at stake in the 2020 Election. Our democratic process of voting will save it.