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The Green Life: Women's History Month: Voting

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March 23, 2010

Women's History Month: Voting

Use the power of the green vote March is Women's History Month, so this week we're highlighting important events in the lives of pioneering women and providing a related tip that you can use whether you're female or male. 

Event: In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress. 

Tip: Though Jeannette Rankin's home state of Montana had already granted women the right to vote, she was elected to the House of Representatives before the passage of the 19th Amendment. Celebrate your right to vote by supporting politicians with green agendas. Take action by writing letters to your representatives to tell them that protecting the environment is important.

Share your tips: How do you influence local politics?

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