26.08.05 - 1:16 p.m.

eighty-five years ago today when my great grandmothers were french and dancing on a new york stage, pulling vegetables from sicilian gardens in their husbands' pants and wiping the faces of children who would grow into my grandparents, in words that most of them wouldn't understand, their daughters who would become united states citizens were granted the right to vote.

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. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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