COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) released a statement on the 202nd anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth. Susan B. Anthony played a fundamental role in the women’s suffrage movement and was president of the national women’s suffrage movement from 1892-1900. She is known for being arrested for voting in 1872, before women had the right to vote.
“Voting rights are still at risk today, over 100 years after the women’s suffrage movement Susan B. Anthony fought so hard for,” said Rep. Brent. “We all need to follow in her footsteps and make voting accessible to everyone by having multiple early voting locations, an equitable amount of ballot drop boxes based off of county population, and postage paid for by the Secretary of State to return absentee ballots.”
Amidst a national trend towards increased voting restrictions, Ohio has seen GOP proposed legislation to limit voting rights despite little indication of fraud or tampering.