We are more than halfway through our year of "Who Are Cambridge Women" and, although it hasn't gone as planned, we're excited to continue to bring you new research and reflection on the history of Cambridge women. Read on below for their incredible stories!
As you are likely aware, this month marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. While we celebrate this anniversary, we know that it was flawed, as barriers remained in place for many women, particularly immigrant women and women of color. We also know that barriers still exist.
The history of Cambridge, and our country, is shaped by us. We have the power to create a city and a community that reflects our values, and one of the ways we do that is through our constitutional right to vote. I hope you'll use this email as a reminder to check your voter registration status
and commit to casting your vote this fall. The history of Cambridge needs you.
All the best,