Women flocked to Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York after casting their ballots in the midterm elections on Tuesday to show their gratitude for her service to the women’s suffrage movement.
The female voters were placing their “I Voted” stickers on her headstone in something that has recently become an Election Day tradition. Many stockers were placed on her gravestone after the 2016 presidential election as well.
Anthony helped propel the women’s voting rights movement forward when she illegally voted on Election Day in 1872, which resulted in her arrest. The states ratified the 19th Amendment 50 years later, which granted women the right to vote nationwide.
Anthony famously said:
“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,”
We believe she would have been thrilled to know that women are now running for elected office in record numbers in 2018, and women voters will be a major factor in the midterm elections in 2018.
Hundreds of tributes to Anthony also poured in on Twitter, where women were thanking Susan B. Anthony for her service. Most of them wrote that they cannot even imagine a world in which they would not have the right to vote! Thank you, Susan B. Anthony!