Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
BRIDGETON, N.J. — Community members gathered on Monday afternoon for a march and rally celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification.
The 19th Amendment deemed prohibits states and the federal government from denying citizens the right to vote based on their sex, and the women’s suffrage movement played an instrumental role in its passage. Monday’s march and rally celebrated the women’s suffrage movement with a number of speakers — including Amy Kennedy, the challenger in this year’s race for the second Congressional District against incumbent Jeff Van Drew (R-2).
“It’s really important that we’re working together,” Kennedy said. “There are so many issues when a woman’s perspective really matters, and we need to have more of those voices in Congress. Whether it’s in business, schools, school boards, or in Congress, this is a really important time in our country. We need more of those women to speak up now.”
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