Though the New Jersey vote on the 19th was a disappointment, it certainly hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of anyone working for a triple victory on November second.
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.
Just two more days remain until New Jersey votes on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide.
A win in all four States would mean that not only would equal suffrage have finally spread East of the Mississippi, but would have a strong presence here.
“New Jersey Next!”
“If we cannot make our protests seen by our banners, we will make them heard by our voices in the Senate ; but we will not let it be said of women that they acquiesced in the defeat of justice and liberty.”
A war of words as papers and activists publish pieces about the merits of suffrage.
Yesterday’s defeat has only served to make suffragists in all States even more determined to flex their political muscles in the upcoming election.
The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday’s debate.
It was a truly stunning moment when President Wilson came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon and spoke eloquently and unequivocally about the need for women’s suffrage.
On September 14th they began sending speakers with carloads of literature to the districts where Democrats will be up for election in November, hoping to get the West’s four million women voters to replace them with Republicans.
Their common purpose was to save the N.W.P.’s headquarters, and the property immediately surrounding it.
“This strange freak of legislation is merely a reaction against the employment of women on the part of men who, after all the remarkable work women have done, still cannot push aside their biased opinions and honestly consider the real good of the service.”
Though Representative Joe Walsh, Republican of Massachusetts, called it yielding to “the nagging of iron-jawed angels,” the militant tactics of the National Woman’s Party seem to be paying off.
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.
Billie Jean King’s 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 rout of Bobby Riggs earlier this evening was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.
In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!
Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today.
Now that the nation’s largest suffrage organization is situated in such a strategic location, and rent is not a burden, the future of the cause seems very bright.
There has been more progress in the past five years than in the sixty-five that preceded it, so “more of the same” by both factions should produce the result that all suffragists desire: “Votes for Women” in all 48 States, and permanently assured.