Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our work to honor the suffragist’s legacy and our commitment to voting is more important than ever. In the last week, voting has been interrupted in seven states: Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio. Those states have had to postpone their presidential primary elections due to the Coronavirus and more news is coming out every hour.
In Massachusetts, four special primary elections are scheduled to take place on March 31st. We urge you to read the release by Suffrage100MA Partner MassVOTE regarding its support of efforts by Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo, and town and city clerks to postpone those elections due to the dangers posed by COVID-19.
This is a crisis none of us have experienced in our lifetimes, and the months ahead will be difficult. We are incredibly grateful to have been able to travel around the Commonwealth participating in forty-six suffrage centennial events sponsored by our Partners and others this year already!