La PORTE — When I hear that women were “given” the right to vote, it should be followed by how many years it took and all the struggles they went through to fight for that right.

Nothing was actually given; it was messy, part of a movement full of struggles and complexities.

Julie West is a member of the La Porte Common Council.

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