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When they were born, women couldn't vote – now they're voting for a woman

Estelle Liebow Schultz is a 98-year-old mother, grandmother, retired teacher and superintendent. Recently she was placed in hospice care due to a serious heart condition, but she’s motivated to keep going... at least until November 8th. 

“I am following this campaign carefully,” said Schultz. “And I decided that I would like to live long enough to see the election of our first woman president.”

Schultz was born two years before women achieved the right to vote via the 19th Amendment. Now she’s hoping to see history made again.

At her request, Schultz’s granddaughter posted a photo of her on Facebook casting an absentee ballot and declaring her support for “the first female president, Hillary Clinton.”

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Sarah Benor

Schultz’s granddaughter, Sarah Bunin Benor, quickly realized that this was about more than just a single photo — lots of women in her grandmother’s generation had stories to share. They were born in a time when women didn’t have a voice in politics, and now many are excited to have a chance to vote for a woman for the highest office in the land. 

Benor, along with some friends and her mother, created a site called I Waited 96 Years. Here, ladies can submit their own photos and stories. 

Some are enthusiastic about Clinton, while others simply celebrate the fact that today their granddaughters and great-granddaughters “can do anything a man can do.” 

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