Though the focus of most suffragists is now on upcoming referenda in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts on November 2nd, Alice Paul spoke out today about yesterday’s defeat of the suffrage referendum in her home State of New Jersey.
Just two more days remain until the men of New Jersey vote on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide, judging by the numbers enrolled in pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage organizations in the State.
The campaign to pass the New Jersey suffrage referendum three days from now is finishing up in grand style with William Jennings Bryan, Senator William Borah and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise having given stirring speeches tonight in Paterson and Newark.
“New Jersey Next!” That’s the motto of suffragists who are undertaking a bold gamble to expand out of the West and capture four big eastern states.
The National Woman’s Party is known for its bold actions, but today’s attempt to briefly occupy the Senate as a colorful protest of that body’s recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment was its most militant tactic yet.
It’s only the second time in 15 years that the National American Woman Suffrage Association has been able to celebrate winning “Votes for Women” in another State, so they made the most of the California victory tonight.
From 4 AM on, suffragists waited today for a victory in California. All signs, however, did not point to victory.
California suffragists and anti-suffragists normally sound radically different from each other, but today both sides are making identical and equally confident predictions of victory in tomorrow’s vote.
Though confident of victory in day after tomorrow’s suffrage referendum, some California suffragists are making backup plans in case of defeat.
With just three days to go until the vote on woman suffrage in California, the Valencia Theater in San Francisco was filled to capacity tonight by those who wanted to hear the big debate that everyone had been waiting for.
Will the number of women voters in the U.S. be nearly doubled four days from now? That delightful prospect is looking more likely each day as the October 10th vote on woman suffrage in California approaches.
Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and present U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, today praised the progress the women of the world have made in winning the vote in the five years since the United Nations was established.
One thing is now certain: there will be no second vote until after the November elections, according to members of the Senate Woman Suffrage Committee. It’s the consensus of the committee’s pro-suffrage members that until the composition of the Senate is changed, the result would be another defeat.
The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday’s debate.
It was truly stunning and historic when President Wilson unexpectedly came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon to speak for fifteen minutes on the necessity and justice of that body voting in favor of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
“Equal pay for equal work!” That was the demand today by the 4,000 women in New York City’s Interborough Teachers’ Association.
A new weapon in what’s becoming a war on women in the workforce was denounced tonight by Civil Service Commissioner Jessie Dell at a meeting sponsored by the National Woman’s Party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Though Representative Joseph Walsh called it yielding to “the nagging of iron-jawed angels,” the House voted 181-107 today to finally create a separate Committee on Woman Suffrage.
Anyone who thinks the National Woman’s Party must have lost some of its drive or militance clearly wasn’t at today’s colorful pageant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“I know from practical experience of the discriminations which confront women when they enter an occupation where men have priority in opportunity, advancement and protection.”