Posts tagged "suffrage"
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 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.
August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared "… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise." Today, they are victorious.
July 14, 1920: Harding Caves to Suffragist Criticism

July 14, 1920: Harding Caves to Suffragist Criticism

Any remaining doubts about the National Woman's Party's political clout must certainly have been dispelled today.
July 8, 1916: Alice Paul Pushes Presidential Nominee to Support Suffrage

July 8, 1916: Alice Paul Pushes Presidential Nominee to Support Suffrage

Alice Paul is back in Washington, D.C., following a meeting with Republican Presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes at the Hotel Astor in New York City.
July 7, 1920: Democrats Turn the Tide on Suffrage

July 7, 1920: Democrats Turn the Tide on Suffrage

Governor James Cox of Ohio, who officially became the Democratic nominee for President last night, today sent a telegram to the head of the Democratic State Committee of Louisiana urging reconsideration of that State's recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
June 6, 1920: Republican National Convention Picket Plans Underway

June 6, 1920: Republican National Convention Picket Plans Underway

In keeping with the tradition of the "Silent Sentinels" who picketed President Wilson, there will be no heckling. As before, the messages of the National Woman's Party will be made quite clear by being written on large, colorful banners.
June 5, 1916: Rival Suffrage Groups Take Different Paths to Achieve Bipartisan Support for Women's Vote

June 5, 1916: Rival Suffrage Groups Take Different Paths to Achieve Bipartisan Support for Women’s Vote

An exciting week and a half of activity began today as members of two rival suffrage organizations arrived in Chicago.
June 4, 1919: Women's Suffrage Amendment Headed to States for Ratification

June 4, 1919: Women’s Suffrage Amendment Headed to States for Ratification

41 years after the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was first introduced into Congress, it's being sent to the states for ratification.
June 3, 1920: Suffragists to Protest Republican National Convention

June 3, 1920: Suffragists to Protest Republican National Convention

"We are not content with words on suffrage which are not backed by party pressure. We are protesting against the continued disenfranchisement of women, for which the Republican Party has now become responsible."
May 2, 1913: President Theodore Roosevelt Speaks Out for Suffrage

May 2, 1913: President Theodore Roosevelt Speaks Out for Suffrage

Theodore Roosevelt joined the ranks of suffrage speakers tonight, and left no doubt he will bring the same enthusiasm and stirring oratory to the "Votes for Women" campaign which have characterized his efforts for other causes he passionately supports.
April 30, 1915: New York Senator Remains Opposed to Suffrage Following Meeting with Movement Leaders

April 30, 1915: New York Senator Remains Opposed to Suffrage Following Meeting with Movement Leaders

There was a quite frustrating and somewhat heated exchange of views this afternoon in Washington, D.C., as Inez Milholland Boissevain, Doris Stevens, and several other members of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage met with Senator James O'Gorman, Democrat of New York.
April 22, 1919: Suffrage Victories Won Across the Nation

April 22, 1919: Suffrage Victories Won Across the Nation

There are now about 15,500,000 women eligible to vote for the next President - a number just 2,000,000 less that the total number of votes actually cast for the two major party candidates in the 1916 Presidential election.
April 21, 1913: Suffrage Debates Continue As Legislators, Religious Figures Speak Out

April 21, 1913: Suffrage Debates Continue As Legislators, Religious Figures Speak Out

This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open "Suffrage Shop" On Fifth Avenue

April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open “Suffrage Shop” On Fifth Avenue

Run by the Women's Political Union, it's at 663 Fifth Avenue, and there is always some sort of activity going on while suffrage items are being sold. Even those basic items are now more numerous and imaginative.
Founding Feminists: October 18, 1915

Founding Feminists: October 18, 1915

It's probably a good thing that there is so much work to do today. It doesn't leave anyone with much free time to worry about tomorrow's outcome.
Founding Feminists: September 26, 1968

Founding Feminists: September 26, 1968

Their common purpose was to save the N.W.P.'s headquarters, and the property immediately surrounding it.
Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

I have been as one crying in the wilderness to women of wealth and leisure to give over their pleasure and frivolities and do something to justify their existence. I have cried in vain. No reform ever appealed to people who have all they want.
Founding Feminists: September 19, 1893

Founding Feminists: September 19, 1893

In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!
Founding Feminists: September 18, 1968

Founding Feminists: September 18, 1968

Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today.