The women refused to pay unreasonable taxes, then took their town to court and won.
On March 16th, during a session titled, "Founding Mothers," the participants in the Ms President US program learned about powerful Connecticut women who shaped our country's history. Led by Lena Harwood Pacheco, Education Director for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, the girls heard about the "Smiths of Glastonbury" who in 1872 were charged exhorbitant taxes that applied only to single women. They opposed these taxes and objected to their inability to be able to vote to repeal them. Eventually, they won their case against the town, even though women didn't earn the right to vote until 1920.