Long before there was Pantsuit Nation, there was Jerry Emmett. Emmett, a 102-year-old woman born before women gained the right to vote, cast her ballot early for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Emmett made headlines in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where she carried a blue-and-white sign that read “Centenarian for Hillary.”
She lived through the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, the women’s suffrage movement and even the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Emmett remembers seeing her mother go to vote for the first time in 1920.