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Founding Feminists: January 21, 1972

Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) is in town to talk about her Presidential campaign, which has been running informally since July, but will be officially launched four days from now. Gloria Steinem is here as well, generating publicity for the first stand-alone issue of “Ms.” magazine.

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Founding Feminists: January 16, 1957

The Equal Rights Amendment got a major boost today when President Eisenhower became the first Chief Executive to include a call for its passage in a Presidential message to Congress.

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Founding Feminists: January 15, 1917

Expanded picket lines require more banners, so four more have been added. All the banners ask one of two questions: “MR. PRESIDENT, HOW LONG MUST WOMEN WAIT FOR LIBERTY?” and “MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE?”

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Founding Feminists: January 6, 1920

Today Rhode Island and Kentucky became the 23rd and 24th States to ratify, which means that just 12 more are needed to make it the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Founding Feminists: December 19, 1912

Fatigue, rain, cold, wind and a muddy up-hill, down-hill road proved worthy adversaries, but “General” Rosalie Jones and her “suffrage army” still advanced twenty-two miles today from Peekskill to Fishkill.

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Founding Feminists: December 12, 1932

If you’ve been thinking that women seem to be 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.

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Founding Feminists: December 10, 1869

For the first time since 1807, when the New Jersey Legislature revoked the right of that State’s unmarried, property-owning women to vote, there is now a part of the United States where a woman – in this case regardless of her marital or economic status – can now legally cast a ballot: The Territory of Wyoming!

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Founding Feminists: December 6, 1913

After fifty-five National American Woman Suffrage Association convention delegates vowed to stay in Washington, D.C., all Winter if that was what needed to be done in order to meet with President Wilson, he has finally agreed to receive a N.A.W.S.A. deputation.