McCauley: The day a Reds-Giants game played a role in the suffrage movement

From Byron McCauley at the Cincinnati Enquirer on July 3, 2019:

If you enjoyed it when Sen. Kamala Harris went after former Vice President Joe Biden with surgical precision or got a kick out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s articulating a plan for darn-near everything during the recent Democratic presidential debates, let this sink in. A century ago, these two candidates for President of the United States could not even have voted.

It took more than 50 years of fighting for women to finally win the right to vote in 1920, which included rallies and marches, community organizing and, yes, baseball with a bit of sex appeal and home economics thrown in. That, according to research by Mary Anne Christie, of Madeira, vice chair of the Ohio Republican Women’s Suffrage Committee. The group is spearheading Ohio’s effort to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

With baseball?


Christie will be on hand Saturday, July 6, as the Cincinnati Reds hold special events before and after their 4:10 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians to honor the women of Ohio gaining the right to vote. Christie especially wants women and girls to respect the moment.

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Originally published: July 4, 2019. Last Updated: July 4, 2019.