Women of the Democrat Party

Women (and men) of the Democrat party opposed the 19th amendment, granting voting rights to women. They also opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, granting protections to women and minorities. 80% of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act and only 63% of Democrats supported the final version.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, giving voting rights to American women. Democrat President Woodrow Wilson fought against giving women the right to vote and the women peacefully protested in front of the White House and were dubbed “Silent Sentinels” because of their passive and quiet approach to their advocacy. At first he was amused by them, tipped his hat, and invited them in for tea. Then he became disgusted by them and the suffragists were hauled off to serve time in the workhouse, in deplorable conditions. Wilson finally gave in with WWI looming and the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920.

Alice Paul, who led the suffrage movement, also advocated for including protections for women in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was vehemently opposed by liberals.

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