Of course, no amount of confidence will lead to any slackening of efforts between now and November 2nd.
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. 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 any more intense than it has been up until now. But that’s exactly what’s about to happen in […]
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.
Just eight days to go until New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts vote on woman suffrage, so the campaign in the Empire State, like everywhere else, is reaching its peak.
This was truly a great day to be a suffragist – or in some cases, to become one.
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.