Essay on public radio about Susan B. Anthony in time for young people and 2014 election

Susan Zimet, Votes for Women 2020 president, will appear on 51%, WAMC’s nationally and internationally syndicated show. The program will air on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8 PM and on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3 PM.

Zimet read an essay, Susan B. Anthony Votes- Did You? It tells the story of how Susan B. Anthony was arrested and convicted in a kangaroo court for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election. Ironically, it was the only time Anthony ever voted. The essay is geared towards educating young women 18-29 about the hard fought battle and many sacrifices our suffragist mothers undertook to win women the right to vote, with the goal of motivating young women to vote in higher proportions than in recent elections.

The 100th anniversary of the passage of the women’s right vote will occur nationally in 2020. The cradle of the suffrage movement, New York State, will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of votes for women in 2017. Votes for Women 2020 is a non-profit organized to celebrate, educate and inspire all women, but specifically young women and young adults, about the efforts of their forbearers in securing the vote.