On Tuesday, Remember the Ladies

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My aunt died Friday, less than two weeks after learning she had cancer. In between her diagnosis and her passing, she voted. Born just a few years after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, my aunt never took her voting rights for granted. She was always involved in politics – as the wife of a politician, as a mother raising six civic-minded children, with her up-to-the-minute, well-informed political views. For years, she greeted newcomers to her town with voter registration cards. . . .

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