Greensboro, NC – Today, Kathy Manning, Democratic nominee for North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, released the following statement on the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which prohibited voting discimination based on sex.
“One hundred years ago today, women made history by winning a decades-long fight to gain the right to vote. This monumental moment marked a turning point for voting rights but it was not without strife – many women of color continued to be excluded from the ballot box for nearly another half century. Today, we recognize the many women who came before us to fight for our right to vote, to advocate for equal rights, and to run for office. Their efforts shattered the proverbial glass ceiling.
“Our fight for voting rights is far from over. This year, we are witnessing record lines, malfunctioning voting machines, and an assault on the US Postal Service ahead of what will be the largest number of mail-in ballots cast for any U.S. election. We have the opportunity to make history again by voting in record numbers to make our voices heard and by electing women to office – from the school board to the office of the Vice President. Let’s make history together and honor those women who worked so hard to achieve the right to vote one hundred years ago.”
Out of the 333 people to represent North Carolina in the U.S. House, only six have been women. If elected, Kathy will be the first woman to ever represent North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House.