RPL Office Closed on Monday Februrary 16 in Honor of Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday

In honor of Susan B. Anthony’s birthday, the offices of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP will be closed on Monday February 16, 2015.

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, and lived her life as an abolitionist, suffragist, labor activist, journalist, publisher, and education reformer. She dedicated her life to the abolition of slavery, obtaining property rights for women, pursuing a constitutional amendment to allow women the right to vote, advocating for the right of workers to organize into labor unions, and forming several state and national organizations in the forefront of advocating for rights for people regardless of sex or race. Anthony lived a life of commitment and activism up until her death in 1906. We enjoy the rights she stood and fought for.

It would not be until 14 years after Anthony’s death that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1920 – 100 years after her birth – giving adult women the right to vote. In recognition of Anthony’s commitment and accomplishments, the U.S. Treasury Department put Anthony’s portrait on dollar coins in 1979, making her the first woman in the United States to be so honored. We believe it is necessary to honor and celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s lifetime of dedication, tireless work, and vision of a better world without false boundaries, as we also honor the Presidents who served our country.