2020 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment that secures women's voting rights.
Our history books focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pivotal leaders of the Women's Suffrage movement. Much of what we know is from their definitive "History of Woman's Suffrage." Unsurprisingly, they left out Black women's efforts.
Unwelcome in white suffrage organizations, Black women created their own. And, there began a legacy of relentless commitment to voting rights and equality that continues to this day.
Although the 19th Amendment ensured the franchise for women, white terrorism kept Black women and men from voting. It wasn't until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that Black women's suffrage was finally protected.
A message from Bill Brannon for Texas House
If you had asked me last year if I would be running for the Texas House in District 2, I would have probably laughed. But as I started watching the divisiveness and the extremism of my now opponent, the decision became an easy one to make.
East Texans are tired of politicians that are constantly trying to push their radical ideology down our throats.
Radicals like Bryan Slaton are more interested in representing an ideology than a constituency. He's out to convince you and me that we should be afraid of each other, that we’re too different to work together, and that we want different things for this community. He couldn’t be more wrong.
I’m a regular guy from Sulphur Springs who wants to protect our public schools, improve our rural hospitals, and help our economy recover from this pandemic. None of those issues are “red” or “blue,” they’re “red, white, and blue.” If we put our heads together, respect each other, and stay focused on the things that matter, there isn’t a politician in the world who can stop us.
I can’t win this fight alone -- we’re going to need a ton of help. Can I count on you to chip in today to help us hit the ground running? With only 3 months left, I want to give this race everything we can to make sure that east Texans have representation in Austin that truly represents our values.
Thank you for your support!
Together we can bring sanity and humanity back to Texas.
Stand up and speak out with us
Join our general meeting on September 3 at 6:30 pm
to learn what's happening and how you can get involved.
We're looking forward to seeing you!
Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 480 228 6585