Founding Feminists
May 28, 1980: Military Women Make History Across the Nation

May 28, 1980: Military Women Make History Across the Nation

Women are now among the elite who have graduated from each of the nation's most prestigious military academies.
May 27, 1933: Equal Rights Amendment Push Picks Up Steam

May 27, 1933: Equal Rights Amendment Push Picks Up Steam

The need for an Equal Rights Amendment has increased dramatically in the past few years, due to an assault on women's rights and opportunities that some misguided individuals see as one of the solutions to our country's current economic crisis.
May 16, 1913: Suffragists Condemn Comments by NYC Mayor

May 16, 1913: Suffragists Condemn Comments by NYC Mayor

Local suffragists expressed immediate and universal outrage today over some remarks made by New York City Mayor William Gaynor in a newspaper interview.
May 15, 1894: Students Speak Out for Suffrage in Brooklyn

May 15, 1894: Students Speak Out for Suffrage in Brooklyn

The woman suffrage movement's youngest supporters may be among its most insightful and articulate if those who spoke earlier this afternoon at the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association's headquarters are any example.
May 14, 1929: Charges Dismissed Against Women Arrested for Distributing Birth Control Information

May 14, 1929: Charges Dismissed Against Women Arrested for Distributing Birth Control Information

A victory for birth control advocates today, as charges were dismissed against all five defendants arrested on April 15th for distributing contraceptive information, a violation of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code.
May 13, 1909: Suffragists Picket Reverend in Madison Square

May 13, 1909: Suffragists Picket Reverend in Madison Square

Edith Bailey, Harriot Stanton Blatch, and several other suffragists held a rally today just outside the church of militant anti-suffragist Reverend Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst.
May 12, 1942: Congress Passes Bill Establishing Women's Army Auxiliary Corp

May 12, 1942: Congress Passes Bill Establishing Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp

The bill to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) got final Congressional approval today with a Senate vote of 38 to 27.
May 9, 1945: Army Seeks 9,000 Nurses Following Germany's Surrender

May 9, 1945: Army Seeks 9,000 Nurses Following Germany’s Surrender

Today brought a reminder that the battles in the Pacific are far from over, and Army Nurses are as vital to our war effort as ever.
May 8, 1915: Suffrage Promoted at Panama-Pacific International Exposition

May 8, 1915: Suffrage Promoted at Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Huge numbers of visitors from the East, where no State has equal suffrage, are visiting the Exposition here in San Francisco.
May 7, 1894: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriot Stanton Blatch Lead Mass Suffrage Meeting

May 7, 1894: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriot Stanton Blatch Lead Mass Suffrage Meeting

There certainly seem to be plenty of people willing to do whatever it takes to remove a single word from the New York State Constitution, which presently grants the right to vote to "every male citizen of the age of 21 years."