“When we shall have our amendment [for woman suffrage] ... everybody will think it was always so ... They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon today has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past.”
Women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony in a speech in 1894 advocating for women’s right to vote. About 25 years after this speech – 104 years ago yesterday – Congress passed the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Interesting To Note: Suffragists relied on an “influencer” campaign that isn’t too far off from our modern-day social media.
🗓 THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday: Apple – the most valuable company in the world – is holding its annual conference today. Big product launches are expected, such as a new “mixed reality” headset (AKA virtual reality and augmented reality combining to overlay “virtual images on live video of the real word”), as well as new MacBooks and software updates.
Tuesday: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is expected to announce his presidential bid. And, on this day in 1944, World War II allies joined forces at D-Day, marking the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany (at no small cost). Read our overview for more context and why D-Day matters.
Wednesday: Vice President Mike Pence (R) is expected to formally launch his presidential bid in Iowa; this announcement falls on his 64th birthday. In North Dakota, Governor Doug Burgum (R) is also expected to announce his candidacy for the White House.