Activism

19th Amendment Centennial Celebrated as Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 35th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, and events across the country are being held remotely this month to celebrate. However, while the 19th Amendment is often praised […]

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August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared “… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.” Today, they are victorious.

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July 7, 1920: Democrats Turn the Tide on Suffrage

Governor James Cox of Ohio, who officially became the Democratic nominee for President last night, today sent a telegram to the head of the Democratic State Committee of Louisiana urging reconsideration of that State’s recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

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June 6, 1920: Republican National Convention Picket Plans Underway

In keeping with the tradition of the “Silent Sentinels” who picketed President Wilson, there will be no heckling. As before, the messages of the National Woman’s Party will be made quite clear by being written on large, colorful banners.

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May 2, 1913: President Theodore Roosevelt Speaks Out for Suffrage

Theodore Roosevelt joined the ranks of suffrage speakers tonight, and left no doubt he will bring the same enthusiasm and stirring oratory to the “Votes for Women” campaign which have characterized his efforts for other causes he passionately supports.

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April 22, 1919: Suffrage Victories Won Across the Nation

There are now about 15,500,000 women eligible to vote for the next President – a number just 2,000,000 less that the total number of votes actually cast for the two major party candidates in the 1916 Presidential election.

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Founding Feminists: October 18, 1915

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.

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Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

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.

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Founding Feminists: September 19, 1893

In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!