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Lynne Fox

Chair of the Board & Interim CEO

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The year 2020 has brought extreme hardship for millions of people throughout the United States and the world. Millions are out of work while wealth concentrations have reached new highs. Our already unstable healthcare system is at the brink while the global pandemic is expanding. Regardless of the outcome of the 2020 election, it is clear that the fundamental pillars of our democracy are challenged.

This August marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the constitutional right to vote in the largest expansion of democracy in the history of the U.S. As we reflect on the significance of this anniversary, it’s necessary to analyze the intersectional dynamics of the suffrage movement and how these tensions continue to play a part in the fight for equitable access to voting today.

At the end of every year, people often take time to reflect on the year that was and what can be done to improve in the year ahead. The slate is wiped clean and resolutions are made, often complete with gym memberships, diet plans or book clubs.

Until recently, “profitability” and “socially responsible” have been treated as mutually exclusive terms with many under the impression that dedicating resources to promoting positive change meant diverting those same resources away from turning a profit.