Happy Presidents Day – and a reminder to vote

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Yes, it is President’s Day today. So far there have been 46 presidents of the United States. So far all but one have been white. White men make up approximately 31% of the US population.

Both of my US senators are women as is my state senator. Our Saint Paul City council is all women, but there has never been a female St. Paul mayor or Minnesota Governor. I like to think that at least we are building a pipeline and maybe sometime in the next 100 years we will elect a female president of the United States.

Women have had the right to vote for the last 104 years, but do not have equal rights. The Equal Rights Amendment failed in the Senate again last year. Women’s reproductive rights have been taken away in several states and women are dying because of it. We seem to be going backward. Let’s go forward.

Happy President’s Day!

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