The slog.

August 14th, 2010

There’s an excellent op-ed piece by Gail Collins in the NYT about women getting the right to vote.

The story in American history I most like to tell is the one about how women got the right to vote 90 years ago this month. It has everything. Adventure! Suspense! Treachery! Drunken legislators

But, first, there was a 70-year slog.

Which is really the important part. We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.

This part seemed particularly apropos, so we wanted to share it. We’ve come a long way in our library-saving adventure, but we’ve also still got a long row to hoe. We’ve won the battle, but not the war (just yet). Stay informed and do what you can to let your friends and neighbors know what they can do, too.

Thanks to the Green Party and to Carrie Swearingen for their excellent letters of support to the Editor in yesterday’s Roundtable. Please mark your calendars to attend the upcoming Forums on the Library Fund, Aug. 28th at the Main Library and Sept. 1st at Fleetwood Jourdain.

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