From 4 AM on, suffragists waited today for a victory in California. All signs, however, did not point to victory.
Though confident of victory in day after tomorrow's suffrage referendum, some California suffragists are making backup plans in case of defeat.
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.
Any remaining doubts about the National Woman's Party's political clout must certainly have been dispelled today.
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.
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.
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
An exciting week and a half of activity began today as members of two rival suffrage organizations arrived in Chicago.
41 years after the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was first introduced into Congress, it's being sent to the states for ratification.
"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."
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
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.
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.
This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
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.
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.
Their common purpose was to save the N.W.P.'s headquarters, and the property immediately surrounding it.
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.
In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!