Now that the nation’s largest suffrage group is situated in such a strategic location, and rent is not a burden, the future of our cause seems bright. Though women can only vote in four of the forty-six States (Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho), the long drought – 13 years without winning the vote in a single State – may be about to end, and a suffrage renaissance begin!
As in ancient fights for liberty the crusaders for freedom symbolized their protest against those responsible for injustice by consigning their hollow phrases to the flames, so we, on behalf of thousands of suffragists, in the same way today protest against the action of the President and his party in delaying the liberation of American women.
In an unprecedented victory for the suffrage movement, all women in New Zealand, regardless of economic status or race, won full voting rights today!
The party must now evolve from an equal suffrage organization to one whose goal is nothing less than full and totally equal rights and opportunities for women in all areas of human endeavor.
“One of the things that has given me peculiar pleasure is the fact that this is the first party that ever put forth a woman suffrage plank and then tried to live up to it. We have not only declared for woman suffrage, but have tried to live up to the declaration.”
“Women have the right to register to vote in all States under the Nineteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution. The Federal amendment is ratified, all anti-suffragists to the contrary notwithstanding …. If any State authority denies her that privilege it is her right to demand it in the courts.”
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Massachusetts’s congressional primary proves the need for ranked choice voting; The Senate could have fewer GOP women after November; opposition to women’s suffrage at the RNC; a suffrage statue unveiled in Central Park; how to ensure women—like Buffy Wicks!—can serve effectively once elected; Hillary Clinton reflects on her role at the Fourth World Conference on Women; and feminist reading suggestions.
Among the major difficulties encountered here was a series of anonymous handbills that apparently succeeded in tying the issue of woman suffrage to prohibition in the minds of the State’s male voters.
Suffrage leaders have vowed to fight all these challenges as their final actions in the battle to ban sex discrimination at the polls.
Despite the legislative and courtroom antics of the “antis,” implementation of the 19th Amendment is proceeding well, and as the old saying goes: “The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.”