Every Friday Vision 2020 highlights news about our National and Visionary Delegates. This week Vision 2020 is featuring three delegates who wrote letters to the editor on Aug. 26.
Linda Wurtz and Renee Stromme wrote an excellent letter that appeared in The Jamestown Sun about educating your daughters about women’s suffrage. “Take the opportunity to tell your daughters and nieces that women did not always have the right to vote, own property or divorce and keep their children. These were rights hard won by courageous women who worked more than 70 years for women’s suffrage alone, “ the letter read in part.
West Virginia Delegate Mary Boyd also submitted a letter to the editor asking if women truly had equality and cited some strong statistics: “Women now account for 55 percent of college graduates in the U.S., but their employment rate is 21 percent less than men, and there is significant disparity in levels of responsibility and paychecks. Women’s pay is 15 percent lower than men’s and women are under-represented in decision-making roles in companies.”
Vision 2020 was also featured on the Equality Myth blog, which is written by Newsweek writers Jesse Ellison and Jessica Bennett.
Don’t forget to read Vision 2020’s blog next week, when we will announce the special guests at the Celebration of American Women!