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Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

The National Woman's Party is known for its bold actions, but today's attempt to briefly occupy the Senate as a colorful protest of that body's recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment was its most militant tactic yet.
Today in 1911: Suffragists Celebrate Their Victory in California

Today in 1911: Suffragists Celebrate Their Victory in California

It's only the second time in 15 years that the National American Woman Suffrage Association has been able to celebrate winning "Votes for Women" in another State, so they made the most of the California victory tonight.
Today in 1911: A Timeline of California's Suffrage Vote

Today in 1911: A Timeline of California’s Suffrage Vote

From 4 AM on, suffragists waited today for a victory in California. All signs, however, did not point to victory.
October 9, 1911: Suffrage Supporters and Opponents Both Aren't Giving Up in California

October 9, 1911: Suffrage Supporters and Opponents Both Aren’t Giving Up in California

California suffragists and anti-suffragists normally sound radically different from each other, but today both sides are making identical and equally confident predictions of victory in tomorrow's vote.
October 8, 1911: Suffragists Step Up Their Game in California

October 8, 1911: Suffragists Step Up Their Game in California

Though confident of victory in day after tomorrow's suffrage referendum, some California suffragists are making backup plans in case of defeat.
October 7, 1911: California Men Debate Suffrage to a Packed Theater in San Francisco

October 7, 1911: California Men Debate Suffrage to a Packed Theater in San Francisco

With just three days to go until the vote on woman suffrage in California, the Valencia Theater in San Francisco was filled to capacity tonight by those who wanted to hear the big debate that everyone had been waiting for.
October 6, 1911: As California Suffrage Vote Nears, Activists Remain Positive

October 6, 1911: As California Suffrage Vote Nears, Activists Remain Positive

Will the number of women voters in the U.S. be nearly doubled four days from now? That delightful prospect is looking more likely each day as the October 10th vote on woman suffrage in California approaches.
October 3, 1950: Eleanor Roosevelt Praises Women's Rights Victories Around the World and Asks for More

October 3, 1950: Eleanor Roosevelt Praises Women’s Rights Victories Around the World and Asks for More

Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and present U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, today praised the progress the women of the world have made in winning the vote in the five years since the United Nations was established.
October 2, 1918: Suffragists Vow to Elect Allies and Oust Enemies in Senate

October 2, 1918: Suffragists Vow to Elect Allies and Oust Enemies in Senate

One thing is now certain: there will be no second vote until after the November elections, according to members of the Senate Woman Suffrage Committee. It's the consensus of the committee's pro-suffrage members that until the composition of the Senate is changed, the result would be another defeat.
October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday's debate.
September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

It was truly stunning and historic when President Wilson unexpectedly came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon to speak for fifteen minutes on the necessity and justice of that body voting in favor of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
September 29, 1906: New York City's Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

September 29, 1906: New York City’s Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

"Equal pay for equal work!" That was the demand today by the 4,000 women in New York City's Interborough Teachers' Association.
September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

A new weapon in what's becoming a war on women in the workforce was denounced tonight by Civil Service Commissioner Jessie Dell at a meeting sponsored by the National Woman's Party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

Though Representative Joseph Walsh called it yielding to "the nagging of iron-jawed angels," the House voted 181-107 today to finally create a separate Committee on Woman Suffrage.
September 23, 1923: National Women's Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

September 23, 1923: National Women’s Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

Anyone who thinks the National Woman's Party must have lost some of its drive or militance clearly wasn't at today's colorful pageant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

"I know from practical experience of the discriminations which confront women when they enter an occupation where men have priority in opportunity, advancement and protection."
September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

In an unprecedented victory for the suffrage movement, all women in New Zealand, regardless of economic status or race, won full voting rights today.
September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today, and women are preparing to risk arrest and engage in civil disobedience if necessary.
September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

It's a new era in the suffrage battle, and a new headquarters for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

The contrast between the older, traditional suffrage groups and the movement's newer, more militant faction was never more in evidence than today.