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The Arizona Democratic Delegate Who Was Born Before Women Could Vote

by Robert Isenberg | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Geraldine "Jerry" Johnson Emmett recently turned 102 years old, but the retired schoolteacher is just as active as ever. Emmett has been involved in politics since she was a kid, and remembers when women won the right to vote in 1919. This week, Emmett heads to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention as an honorary Arizona delegate. What does a diehard dem think of her party after a century of support? We visited Emmett’s home in Prescott to hear some centenary wisdom.

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