These Women Waited 96 Years to Vote for a Female President

These Women Waited 96 Years to Vote for a Female President


Oct 26, 2016

This year's election is, if nothing else, historic. And with a long, drawn out campaign season, many of us are just counting down the days until we can find out who will be the next president of the United States.

Among those anxiously awaiting the arrival of November 8, are some of Hillary Clinton's oldest supporters — many whom have waited 96 years to see a female President, even before they had the right to vote.

"When I was born women had no voice and were not allowed to vote," said Consuelo Lopez, born November 1919. "Now we are about to make history and have a woman president for the United States. I never thought in a million years I would see that happen. It's a glorious time."

And, she's not the only woman born before the 19th Amendment was passed who will vote for Clinton.

But whether they were born before they were given the right to vote or not, women of all age groups are recognizing the historic moment.

Check out this short film by Emma Holly Jones to see exactly why some of them are #WithHer.

Have you or has someone you know waited 96 years? Share your/their story today.

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Photo Credit: Lawrence Long via Getty Images

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