Earlier today, we received a press release from the Ralph Northam campaign marking the 93rd anniversary of . . .
Well, we’ll get to that in a moment.
But first, who celebrates the 93rd anniversary of something?
It’s certainly an odd number.
I found this particular release insightful, not for what it said, but for what it represents. Northam, of course, is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor (E.W. Jackson is his Republican opponent.)
He, like other Democrats, is trying to take advantage of the “gender gap” by making a specific appeal to female voters.
So what is today the 93d anniversary of? Why, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
There’s no particular news, as such, in Northam’s release, but it does shed some light on tactics and strategies:
“We must recognize the significance of the 19th Amendment and the important role it has played in shaping our nation’s history. On the 93rd anniversary of women gaining the right to vote it is important that we honor the heroes who made women’s suffrage possible and advanced the cause of equality. Because of their work, generations of women have been able to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The right to vote is fundamental and this milestone serves as a reminder that we need to continue to protect the voting rights of all Americans. As Lieutenant Governor I will work to ensure equality for all Virginians.”