Quote of the Day: Jeannette Rankin

“How shall we answer the challenge, gentlemen? How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country?”

-The first woman to serve in Congress, Jeanette Rankin, during the first House vote on the 19th Amendment following Congress’ 373-50 vote for the US to enter WWI.

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Quote of the Day: Jeannette Rankin
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