Women's Equality Day represents an important landmark in our history. In 1920, the 19th amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote. Today, we embrace these rights and responsibilities and encourage all people to exercise their voting rights. Our democratic republic shines when we, as her citizens, engage our community and vote. All Americans, regardless of race or gender, should be choosing the candidates who are passing laws that shape the brightest future for our state. I'm proud to stand behind the gold standard for voting-that everyone who is eligible to vote is able to cast their vote once, and that those votes cumulatively determine who wins and loses our elections.