Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Living in the U.S.? GO VOTE!!!

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Here in the United States it's Election Day. Honor your revolutionary foremothers and get thee to your polling place!

Remember that most of the early Suffragists in this country were mothers (many had five or six children): Julia Ward Howe, Kate Shepard, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote suffrage speeches while nursing her sixth child.

These women suffered arrest, hunger strikes, and force feedings for our right to vote. Honor their struggle, exercise your rights. Go on... turn off the computer... VOTE!!!! ... we'll still be here when you get back.

Ericka Lutz is an author, solo performer, and teacher. Her seven non-fiction books include On the Go with Baby and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stepparenting, and her fiction/creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous books, anthologies, and journals. Ericka teaches writing at U.C. Berkeley. She also provides private coaching on writing and writing process to writers and organizations. Her full-length solo show, “A Widow’s To-Do List,” is currently in development in San Francisco. For information on upcoming performances, visit Ericka’s website.

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