US marks 100 years since women given right to vote

first_imgLast week, President Donald Trump issued a pardon to Anthony, who was fined for voting illegally in 1872.”There is nothing more important… to honor the women portrayed in this statue than to vote. That is the best way to lead America forward; as the suffragists used to say, ‘forward through the darkness, forward into light,'” said Clinton.US Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris wrote in a tweet, “We cannot mark Women’s Equality Day without remembering the voters of color who weren’t included in the 19th Amendment victory a century ago – women who faced poll taxes and literacy tests.””To honor their sacrifices, let’s vote in record numbers this fall.”Later on Wednesday, national landmarks will be lit up in purple and gold, the symbolic colors of the suffrage movement.”Women’s suffrage is a long story of hard work and heartache crowned by victory,” Carrie Chapman Catt, the founder of the US League of Women Voters, said in 1920. The United States marked the centennial of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote on Wednesday with celebrations of the “historic victory” as well as pleas by female politicians to honor the milestone by voting in November’s presidential election.The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was formally certified on Aug. 26, 1920, after decades of struggle by suffragettes. It states, “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.”The date is marked in the United States each year as Women’s Equality Day. Topics :center_img For the women’s suffrage movement, the amendment’s ratification was a realization of the Constitution’s first phrase, “We the People” – although it would take until 1965 for the rights of Black women and men to vote to be protected.In New York’s Central Park, a statue of three 19th century pioneers of women’s suffrage, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was unveiled, all of whom had died by the time women could vote.”While the passage of the 19th Amendment was a critical, important, historic victory, it was also an incomplete one,” said former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the unveiling.”It would take decades longer to guarantee the franchise for women of color, especially Black and Native American women. And a century later, the struggle to enforce the right to vote continues. We’re still fighting so that every eligible American can cast their ballot and know their vote will be counted regardless of race, age or geography,” she added.last_img read more

Alan Lee Hess Jr. June 17, 1953 – May 27, 2020

first_imgAlan Lee Hess Jr. age 66 of Bright, Indiana passed away in his home Tuesday, May 27, 2020. Born June 17, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois the son of Alan and Martha (Zawadzki) Hess Sr.Alan, a graduate of Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan, attended Michigan Institute of Technology and married Kathy Jo Westrich November 26, 1976 at Bright Methodist Church in Bright, Indiana. He is a member of Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church in Bright, Indiana. Alan worked as a computer machinist for the aircraft industry. He enjoyed car shows and photography.Alan is survived by his wife, Kathy Jo Hess, his children Marsha (Joe) Schmeltzer and Brad (Rebecca) Hess. Grandfather of Grayson Schmeltzer, Daisy Hess and Otto Schmeltzer. Brother of Debra Hess. Survived by his sisters-in-law Vella Kay (Wayne) Reiman, Donna Westrich, brothers-in-law Ken (Sandy) Westrich, Mark (Nancy) Westrich, Dave Hartman. Also survived by his Auntie’s Frances and Cele along with many loving nieces and nephews.Alan is preceded in death by his parents Alan and Martha Hess Sr. and his brother in law Mike Westrich and sister-in-law Pam Hartman.Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until time of memorial service at 12:00 P. M. at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church 25365 State Line Rd. Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Memorials may be donated to Bright Fire department and/or Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church c/o the funeral Home Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway St. Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img read more

Stoiximan praises ‘Greek resilience’ launching new TV campaign

first_imgShare Share Submit Related Articles Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming July 13, 2020 OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Leading Greek online bookmaker Stoiximan Group has launched its new TV advertising campaign thanking Greece’s emergency services and the general public in their efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.The campaign titled ‘#OneTeam’ sees Stoiximan promote none of its betting services, with the bookmaker choosing to use its broadcasts to ‘express gratitude and solidarity’ to all Greeks fighting against the disease.Despite years of austerity crippling public health networks, Greece (population 11m) has recorded amongst Europe’s lowest COVID-19 cases (2,700) and deaths (150).Avoiding a pandemic scenario that has plagued its neighbours, international health experts have recognised Greece as a role model in its actions against the virus, with emergency services adopting early protocols to constrain the virus and citizens following strict national lockdown policies.Calling on its roster of sponsored athletes, Eleftherios Petrounias, Katerina Stefanidis, Anna Korakaki, Spyros Gianniotis and Vassiliki Milousi, alongside Greek sporting legends Dimitris Diamantidis, Giorgos Samaras, Mathieu Valbuena and Adelino Vieira – Stoiximan applauds ‘Greece’s frontline for defying the odds’.Further to launching the campaign, Stoiximan Group has made individual €250,000 donations to emergency services in which it operates flagship Stoiximan (Greece and Cyprus) and Betano (Romania and Portugal) brands.last_img read more