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Women’s right to vote

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Only 28 percent of Clark County’s registered voters showed up to vote this primary.

Donna Quesnell would like to see that change.

“When we think of the decades and the hardships our women ancestors endured to give us voting rights ….,” Donna Quesnell wrote in a news release.

This Tuesday, Quesnell is once again rallying the Women Democrats of Clark County and supporters to walk along the Columbia River in celebration of women winning the right to vote.

To win the right to vote, women were jailed and sometimes attacked.

They did it without “firing a shot, throwing a rock,” a letter sent from Quesnell reads.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was approved on Aug. 26, 1920.

Women in Washington state got the right to vote a whole decade earlier, in 1910.

The only female statewide elected official currently is Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

For more information, email Donna at dquesnel@pacifier.com.

Lauren Dake

Lauren Dake covers politics for The Columbian. You can reach her at 360-735-4534 or lauren.dake@columbian.com. Follow her on Twitter .

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