For America’s women, securing the right to vote was a long, hard-fought struggle. Their peaceful protests were met with jail time, ridicule and social exile. In jail, they were often tortured, beaten, and forced to live in inhumane conditions. But their efforts were not in vain. It is an unfortunate reality that Democrats must continue to be vigilant in the protections of the rights of women in America today. The Broward Democratic Party has a proud history of supporting women’s rights and women to leadership positions in business, society and government. The issues important to women are inherent in the Democratic Party’s principles whether it be access to healthcare, civil rights, education, or the economy. The Democratic Women in Broward County, Florida are the very core of the Broward Democratic Party, which is dedicated to fighting for the rights of women and advocating their positions in the development of public policy.
Special thanks to volunteers from the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida for contributing content to this webpage.