Votes for women 1920-2020

LWVMC: 1920-2020
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Story 1: Lavinia Engle 1892-1979 Lavinia Engle was recruited as a field secretary for the National Suffrage Association when she was fresh out of college in 1912. She and Susan B. Anthony testified before Congress on behalf of the suffrage movement. As it became clear that the suffrage movement would be eventually successful, she says discussion at the national conventions would often turn to "what we will do when the Amendment was ratified." Lavinia and her colleagues decided to create a League of Women Voters, in which women could teach each other "the things they needed to know [how] to be effective citizens, and that this organization should be non-partisan, but should encourage women to go into the political parties and work." Celeste Headlee Read more

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