Speech For Women's Suffrage Speech

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Thank you, Millicent Fawcett, for giving me the opportunity to speak on behalf of the National Union of Women 's Suffrage Societies which Millicent leads with grace and dignity. Some of you may know me and some of you may not, but I am Clementine Forest one of 3000 women suffragists who has marched here today, the largest march ever occurred, for the cause of women 's suffrage. I am here to represent and express the importance of women receiving the right to vote. Unfortunately, the London weather wasn 't on our side with the presence of heavy rain throughout our march from Hyde Park to Exter Hall, but this reinforces that nothing will stop women from protesting their right to vote. As you know we have been gathered together as one, today on February 9th, 1907, the day in which Parliament is open once again for the coming year. But did we elect who sits in this parliament, our husbands did, our sons did, our nephews and uncles but not a single woman did. That is why we are here, today, to protest before the opening of parliament for everyone to see, that a change, a significant change must be made in our society. Why does voting even matter? I hear this from my neighbours and family more times than I have fingers and toes. And what do I answer with, it is the same every time. Voting in an election is more than just voting in an election. Voting is a symbol of freedom, equal rights, opportunity for all, however, women can 't partake in this opportunity. Voting will give

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