2020 is a huge year for the history of democracy. Not only is it a presidential election year, it is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed in America – or the right for women to vote.
And to Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Home Volunteer Cheryl Erb – the fates are aligning.
Erb says if Catt was alive today she would most likely be proud of the fact that several races are being led by women – including Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield.
And of course, she would also encourage women to vote in this election.
One thing the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Home team is doing to get people to vote is by encouraging the community to put their ‘I voted’ stickers on Catt’s plaque in Central Park in Charles City.
The posterboard displaying the directions has one quote – the words of the 19th Ammendment – “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”