Sangisetty Honors 90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

August 27, 2010

“Just like those who fought for the right to vote, who fought for good jobs, we must have the courage to continue the fight for women’s equality.”

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisiana’s Third District, commemorated the 90th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment today.

“It’s hard to imagine there was a time in this country when women were barred from the voting booths,” Sangisetty said. “But because of the courage of the women who came before us, my wife and my sister have a say in who governs this country.”

Sangisetty said each generation of women made strides toward justice.

“It was only twenty years ago when women weren’t assured maternity leave,” he said. “Today, thousands of women are able to enter the workforce and help grow our economy because of the Family Medical Leave Act.”

Sangisetty said this generation owes it to our children to keep the spirit of the suffragettes alive.

“Just like those who fought for the right to vote, who fought for good jobs, we must have the courage to continue the fight for women’s equality,” Sangisetty said. “We need equal pay. Our mothers and grandmothers didn’t back down from the challenge, and for the sake of our daughters and granddaughters, we can’t back down either.”

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