100 years ago today, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

In this presidential election year, we’ve seen (and heard) a lot of commercials, billboards, ads, and emails telling us to vote.

Today I’d like to focus on celebrating three things: celebrating those who paved the way for voting rights, the privilege of voting, and progress.

Celebrating people who paved the way

To the suffragettes, including Susan B. Anthony, who was pardoned by President Donald Trump today for (at the time) illegally voting in the 1872 election. Anthony was arrested, tried, and fined for casting her vote.

Celebrating privilege of voting for all

To all those who can vote, think of those who have gone before you and fought for your right to vote. Let’s celebrate!

Celebrating progress

To a nation that is forward-thinking, progressively looking to improve the access and rights to everyone to possess and exercise the right to ” Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Let’s all take a few moments today to reflect, celebrate, and keep moving forward together.