Louisa Swain and the Trailblazers Who Show Us the Way

Congratulations to our very own YRC Freight Driver Bryon Bramwell on being apart of a special wrap tracker-trailer to convoy on a week-long, cross country journey.

The significance of this year’s national elections is amplified by echoes of American history: 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first ballot ever cast by a woman anywhere in the world. It happened in Laramie, Wyoming, when Louisa Swain, a 69-year-old housewife, happened by the polling place on her way to the market. She decided then she would cast a vote. The date was September 6, 1870.

It doesn’t end there. 2020 also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. It was one hundred years ago that the adoption of the amendment was formally certified—culminating a decades-long struggle for women’s suffrage. Fifty years after Louisa Swain became the first, the fundamental right of all women to vote was now enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and secured for centuries to come.

Black and white portrait of Louisa Swain wearing a white bonnet

Louisa Swain 

Click here to read the entire article posted by the American Truckers Association – August 26, 2020

Posted: September 2, 2020