Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
As I stand here in front of this amazing mural that celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage, it makes me appreciate the hard work of both those women’s suffragists and the civil rights heroes that fought to secure the right to vote for all people regardless of sex or race. But, the fight is not over.
Now the issue is not the right to vote, but instead is that many of our people choose not to exercise this right. Your voice matters. Your voice is important. Your voice is silenced if you do not vote. People fought and died for your rights and we should not make their sacrifice meaningless.
I call on everyone to honor these heroes by getting out and voting this November. But more importantly, get out and vote in your municipal elections on August 25.
As Tip O’Neill famously said, “All politics is local” and the people you choose to represent you on August 25 are the ones that will make the decisions that impact your life and the lives of your family, your friends and your children most directly.
I hope you will study the candidates and find the one that you believe best reflects your desires, your beliefs and your vision for what Madison can be. I hope that when you do this study you will find me, Connie Spears, is that person and you will allow me to be your voice on our council.