This morning, as President Trump lied on camera about his business activities in Russia, a crowd of picketers rushed the White House gates.
No, not really. But why the f– aren’t we?!
On Jan. 10, 1917, twelve women silently gathered in Lafayette Square, directly across the street from the White House’s north lawn, and sparked a protest that would later contribute to granting women the right to vote. They were known as the “silent sentinels,” the first picket line to ever take place at the White House.
During that year, more than 1,000 women from across the country joined the picket line outside the White House. Between June and November, 218 protesters from 26 states were arrested and charged with “obstructing sidewalk traffic.”
On June 4, 1919, women were granted the right to vote.
That’s 510 days from picket line to amendment.
There are 704 days until November 3, 2020.