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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:45 AM

Louisville voters are leaving their 'I Voted Today' wristbands at suffragists' graves


Louisville voters are leaving their 'I Voted Today' wristbands at suffragists' graves
Maggie Menderski, Louisville Courier Journal Published 5:53 p.m. ET Nov. 5, 2019 | Updated 6:07 p.m. ET Nov. 5, 2019


A single “I Voted Today” wristband rested on Susan Look Avery’s grave in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville when I stopped by Tuesday morning.

Avery didn’t live to see women get the right to vote, but she dedicated the final years of her life to the suffragist movement.

Someone had left their wristband behind to say "thank you."

There were similar signs of gratitude throughout Cave Hill Cemetery and Eastern Cemetery on Election Day. While ballots funneled into the polls, roughly 90 people came to the graveyards to pay their respects to the 18 or so local women who fought for voting equality at the turn of the 20th century.


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https://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/louisville-city-living/2019/11/05/kentucky-election-louisville-voters-honor-suffragists/4121838002/?fbclid=IwAR2Fw4WEpe_3k0UEBWHVmb3i0PtsU8mwJx4RnwHrfYJu4e-QWrl6ApFv-VU

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Reply Louisville voters are leaving their 'I Voted Today' wristbands at suffragists' graves (Original post)
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:49 AM

1. Damn that dust

Something is in my eye.

What a beautiful and powerful thing to do.

Go to the link and look @ the pictures.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:03 PM

2. Yeah, it's dusty here too.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:23 PM

3. Thank you for using the term suffragist, not suffragette

The latter term was used as an insult back when women were fighting for the right to vote.

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