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American Suffragettes Leaders From History Would Tell Women in 2016 to Vote with Knowledge, & Not With Just Your Uterus

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I am a direct descendant of one of the foremost leaders in the Suffragette Movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who worked alongside Susan B. Anthony to achieve the right to vote for women. I am absolutely certain if either Elizabeth, Susan, or any of their colleagues were alive today, they would not vote for Hillary Clinton.

These women went through hell, sustaining decades of insults and injuries, just to get women the vote. They are not here to tell you NOT to support Hillary Clinton, but I certainly am!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Born in 1815, her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls New York Convention held in 1848, is credited with beginning the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States. She was an active abolitionist. In addition to going beyond women's voting rights -- including birth control, women's custody rights, property rights, divorce, income rights, and temperance -- Stanton and Susan B. Anthony declined to support passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. She opposed giving added legal protection and voting rights to African American men, while black and white women were denied those same rights. In 1902, she died, leaving behind The Woman's Bible, her autobiography, Eighty Years and More, in addition to hundreds of articles and pamphlets concerning female suffrage and women's rights.

Back to 2016: it is common knowledge The Clinton Foundation accepts enormous sums from Saudi Arabia, a country with a record of appalling treatment of women, yet Hillary's supporters choose to look the other way and ignore this egregious failing.

In addition, this female candidate, who we are supposed to entrust with fighting for our wage equality pays men 38% more than women within her Foundation.

I am disappointed by how many female Clinton supporters sneeringly ask: "When Hillary gets the nomination, you'll support the party and vote for her, right? She's better than all the Republicans." If these supporters, who so righteously carry the DNC's golden mantle, are so concerned about women's issues and the fate of the party, perhaps they should consider calling on Clinton to suspend her campaign for the Presidency.

Polls repeatedly show Bernie Sanders beating all Republicans in the General Election. However, there still remain glaring and profoundly disturbing questions of Clinton's truthfulness, the possibilities of her being indicted on several Federal charges, her terrible track record as a Secretary of State, her inconsequential lack of accomplishment as NY's US Senator, and what Bloomberg calls her "long, cautious record on women's rights."

Is the Democratic Party prepared to be blindsided by more surprises about Hillary? What does her refusal to release the Wall Street transcripts imply about what else she must be hiding from all Americans?

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