Standing on the Shoulders of the Suffragists

I took my 11-year-old son to vote with me on Tuesday. As he pushed the "Vote Now" button, tears streamed down my face. I was so overcome with emotion at the thought that my son had just helped me vote for a woman for president. After we voted, we headed to a bleak corner cemetery in North Philadelphia. I cried again as we stood in front of Lucretia Mott's grave. As a leading suffragist and contemporary of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, she sacrificed so much so that in 2016 a woman could vote for another woman for president.

Hillary might not have won, but I will never forget that amazing moment of joy as my son watched his mother vote for a future with equal rights, for freedom for all, for open borders and open hearts.