More than 1,500 people, including many women in early 20th century fashion, marched and rallied in Sacramento yesterday to mark the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote.
The rally, sponsored by the California Nurses Association (CNA), also spotlighted how Republican gubernatorial candidate, billionaire CEO Meg Whitman, hasn’t exercised that right during most of her adult life. She has admitted her voting history is “atrocious.”
Susan Segal, a nurse at Oakland Children’s Hospital, told the San Francisco Chronicle:
Not only did she not bother to vote, but then she has the chutzpah to want us to vote for her.
Many in the crowd carried signs that read “Women Vote for Women Who Vote.”
CNA Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro told crowd that Whitman is “precisely the opposite of the leaders of the suffragist movement.”
This woman has such contempt for working people, and you know what? It’s mutual. We’re here to celebrate the suffragettes and to expose a hypocrite who didn’t bother to vote.
Whitman has spent more than $100 million of her own money on the campaign so far. For more on Whitman and her attempt to buy the governor’s office and impose a corporate agenda on California, click here.