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Today in 1915: NYC Suffrage Parade Expected to Include 45K+ Supporters

Today in 1915: NYC Suffrage Parade Expected to Include 45K+ Supporters

The rapidly rising tide of support for woman suffrage will make tomorrow's parade down New York's Fifth Avenue even more spectacular than any before it if most of the 47,230 people who have signed pledges to march take part.
Today in 1915: Suffrage Moms Speak Up for Children's Inclusion in Historic Parade

Today in 1915: Suffrage Moms Speak Up for Children’s Inclusion in Historic Parade

Children will definitely be marching in what's planned to be the biggest suffrage parade in New York City's history.
Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Though the focus of most suffragists is now on upcoming referenda in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts on November 2nd, Alice Paul spoke out today about yesterday's defeat of the suffrage referendum in her home State of New Jersey.
Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can't Vote for It

Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can’t Vote for It

Just two more days remain until the men of New Jersey vote on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide, judging by the numbers enrolled in pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage organizations in the State.
Today in 1915: New Jersey's Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

Today in 1915: New Jersey’s Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

The campaign to pass the New Jersey suffrage referendum three days from now is finishing up in grand style with William Jennings Bryan, Senator William Borah and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise having given stirring speeches tonight in Paterson and Newark.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

"New Jersey Next!" That's the motto of suffragists who are undertaking a bold gamble to expand out of the West and capture four big eastern states.
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.