November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.’s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
November 17, 1917: Public support for the imprisoned “Silent Sentinel” suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns and smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking to the press about what he observed and was told there.
November 13, 1917: Today, “Silent Sentinels,” who are picketing President Wilson over his failure to support nationwide woman suffrage, first battled a hostile mob, and then were arrested by police – who chose not to arrest any of their attackers.
November 12, 1917: After all they’ve gone through, it’s not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson. But today they were truly caught by surprise.
November 11, 1917: Some of Paul’s most ardent supporters rushed by and clustered below her window to salute her. “West Virginia greets you!” “Oklahoma is with you!” “New York salutes you!”
November 10, 1917: Today, forty-one brave suffragists answered the question of whether recent mass arrests followed by increasingly lengthy prison sentences would be enough to prevent American citizens from asserting their right to peacefully voice their demand for political equality. Their answer was a unanimous and defiant “No!”
November 7, 1917: The festive atmosphere that prevailed at suffrage offices last night continued this morning amid a run on “I Am A Voter” buttons by the newly enfranchised women of New York State at the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
November 6, 1917: Victory !
November 5, 1917: It’s nearly all over but the voting!
November 4, 1917: The New York State suffrage campaign is coming to an enthusiastic and optimistic finish with just two more days remaining until the vote.
November 3, 1917: It’s hard to believe that it was just two years ago yesterday that the suffrage movement endured its worst setback, because its biggest victory may be just three days away!
October 31, 1915: Despite the fact that it was a Sunday, this was no day of rest for New York’s suffragists, with Election Day coming up on Tuesday.
October 30, 1915: The last Saturday before Election Day is traditionally a time of frenzied activity, and this one was no exception as New York suffragists expressed confidence about victory on Tuesday while working around the clock to attain it.
October 29, 1915: The final few days and most strenuous phase of the New York State suffrage campaign was kicked off just after midnight this morning.
October 28, 1915: Standing in the large, cheering crowd at 59th Street and 8th Avenue tonight watching the torchlight suffrage parade, it’s hard to imagine how the New York campaign could possibly get more intense that it has been up until now.
A clever and very effective campaign was launched today by the Women’s Political Union to embarrass those who may consider violating promises on woman suffrage.
With just nine days left until three big Eastern States vote on woman suffrage referenda, the battle for women’s equality at the polls goes on in large cities as well as small towns, and is being waged by both women and men.
What a day for suffrage!
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.
Children will definitely be marching in what’s planned to be the biggest suffrage parade in New York City’s history.