Equal Suffrage Department. Editors: Mrs. Julia Lucky, President of Equal Suffrage League, and Mrs. Sara H. Hood.
STATUS OF SUFFRAGE IN THE STATES.
Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, California. Oregon, Kansas, Arizona
House Senate Goes to Voters
Michigan 74-21 26-6 1913
Montana, two dissenting votes in each house, 1914
Nevada 49-03 19-3 1913 or 14
South Dakota 70-30 41-2 1914
States Where Amendment Has Passed One Legislature and Must Pass Another
New Jersey 46-5 14-5 1914
New York 125-5 40-2 1915
Favorable But Not Final Action
Iowa 81-26 1916
Missouri, both houses have passed bill to engrossment 1914
North Dakota, passed in senate 1914
Pennsylvania, passed in house 131-70 1915
A bill granting full suffrage to wo-
men has just passed both houses of
the Alaska Legislature, without a
single dissenting vote. As Alaska is a
territory the ballot can be granted by
an Act of Legislation and it will not
have to be referred to the voters.
Representatives from 19 states of
the South and West will attend the
Mississippi Valley Suffrage Confer-
ence which meets in St. Louis April 2,3, and 4. Among the many notable women who are to appear on various programmes arranged for this occasion is the President of the Tennessee Equal Sufrrage Assocaition - Miss Sarah Barnwell Elliott. Superintendent of instructin of North Carolina. Mr. Joyner has lately placed himself on the right side of the fence by urging that women be made eligible to school boards "in order that the schools may have the benefit of their peculiar fitness." Hurrah for Mr. Joyner.
...of happiness is curtailed by the lack of the ballet. Much of the happiness of life comes from the ability to do or help to do large things that are worthwhile, and that are a blessing to other family circles as well as my own. "No man liveth unto himself," and no family can live unto itself. The interest of all are so inseparably united that no woman can do her full duty inside the four walls of her own home. She sums up her argument by giving the following concise reasons for the ballot: I want to vote because (a) Intelligence is a prime qualification for voting, and it is conceded that the general average of intelligence is as good among women as among men.
(b) 1 have to obey the laws, and
therefore want to help make them.
(c) I pay taxes.
(d) I am as much interested and
concerned in the things voted on as
(e) Disenfranchisement is a badge
of inferiority and contempt.
(f) I am more capable of casting
an intelligent ballot than thousands of
Finally—I want to vote because I
Want to Vote.
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