1920 February 14

League of Women Voters Founded

 

The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago to encourage women to vote and to provide information about candidates. Women’s suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League on this day as a successor to the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the largest suffrage group in the country. Six months later, the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified, on August 18, 1920, and women voted for the first time in national elections on November 2, 1920. The League of Women Voters is still active today.

Visit the LWV website: http://www.lwv.org/

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