Syracuse, N.Y. (DiA) – Election Day is giving many voters a chance to cast their ballots and have a voice. Although women didn’t always have the voice they have today.
Suzanne Cucola, a poll site manager at the WCNY voting center, believes women should be voting, even though this is a smaller election. The fight for this right is too big to ignore.
“We’ve only had the vote for 102 years,” she said.
She said women are a big part of change throughout our nation. She said women died for the right to vote so it’s important to exercise the right.
“It’s about us being a part of the whole and realizing we make a difference,” Cucola said. “Our votes count.”
Women who fought for the equality of voting changed America forever according to the National Archives website.
“Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle—victory took decades of agitation and protest,” the National Archives wrote.
Cucola said voting opens the door for women to have a voice and contribute to society. She said it is hard to hear people complain about things when they didn’t vote to try to change them.
“Voting allows us to hold our politicians accountable for the things they say and the things they do,” she said.
She said this election is import because of what is on the ballot. It’s critical for voters to vote so this nation is the way they want it to be.
“We’re voting on a judge and we’re voting on five amendments to the New York State Constitution,” Cucola said.