January 9, 1918: In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow’s crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote.
January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State’s anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger’s birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.
January 6, 1920: Suffrage forces are now two-thirds of the way to victory in the final stage of the “Votes for Women” battle!
January 5, 1944: This looks like a great year for the Equal Rights Amendment! Representative Pat Cannon intends to get the amendment out of the House Judiciary Committee.
December 18, 1915: Well, since a ballot box that accepts women’s votes won’t be available at their local precinct, they’ll go to the nearest one that – under the right circumstances – will accept their ballots. It’s in Kansas.
December 17, 1970: A long overdue, but powerful statement by a rare assemblage of the nation’s feminist leaders was made here today at the Washington Square Methodist Church in Manhattan.
December 16, 1918: A spectacular procession, followed by a stunning protest in favor of woman suffrage, took place this afternoon at the Lafayette Monument in Washington, D.C.
December 15, 1914: The Maxwell Motor Company’s salesroom on “Automobile Row” at Broadway and Fifty-ninth Street in Manhattan took on a distinctly feminist air today.
December 12, 1932: If it seems as if women are losing jobs even faster than men since the current Depression began and that women who are still employed are being exploited far more than before, there is now solid evidence to back up that impression.
December 11, 1921: The campaign for a 20th Amendment, to assure equal rights for women, is quickly taking shape!
December 10, 1869: For the first time since 1807, when the New Jersey Legislature revoked the right of that State’s unmarried and property-owning women to vote, there is now a part of the United States where any woman can now legally cast a ballot!
9 December 1909: American suffragist Alice Paul has been freed from London’s Holloway Prison! Denied “political prisoner” status, she began a hunger strike immediately after her arrival, and was force-fed twice a day after 11 November.
December 5, 1913: “We are going to see President Wilson if it takes all Winter.”
December 4, 1913: Carrie Chapman Catt declared today that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and: “If the Constitution stands in our way, let’s tear it up and make a new one!”
December 3, 1913: An active, 12-hour workday for those attending the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s convention here in Washington, DC.
December 2, 1913: The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Women Suffrage Association’s convention.
November 30, 1913: Today’s session got off to a rousing start with the unfurling of a giant banner reading, “WE DEMAND AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ENFRANCHISING WOMEN.”
November 25, 1917: The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today, but Warden Zinkham now must deal with several dozen suffrage prisoners, nineteen of whom are hunger strikers.
November 24, 1917: Another day in court for some “Silent Sentinel” suffragists who have been imprisoned for picketing along the White House fence.
November 21, 1917: The number of suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five.