CF100: 2019 05 26 – Women’s Vote

Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses, such as the one below,appear in the Sunday print edition.

What was the biggest story of the week?

100 years ago today, May 26, 1919, women voted in an Orlando election for the first time. It was a bond bill, which at the time limited voting to property owners. 148 women took part in the vote, which expanded Orlando’s brick streets by 11 miles. It would still be a year and a half before women across the nation would vote in a national election. A century later, we celebrate how far we have come, and yet, look ahead at the work still undone. With gratitude for those who came before, may we commit to the continuing struggle.

 

What will be the biggest story in the coming week?

No Submission.


The series focuses on state and local news.

Read the Sentinel’s introduction to the series

Read my first post on the series.

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