Plans are swinging rapidly for
for the conventions of the congressional
union and the woman's party to meet
in Washington during inauguration
week, March 1, 2, 3 and 4, 1917.
Women suffrage is lending a complimentary indorsement to "watchful waiting" that fully warrants President Wi-l
son in taking off his hat to the sentries
in courteous salutation.—-Washington. D. C, Star., Jan. 20.
After six state referendums South Da
kota has begun the fight for the en-
franchisement of Dakota women through
the Susan B. Anthony amendment to
Secretary of War Baker strongly
urged presidential suffrage for the
women of Ohio to members of the state
legislature who called upon him in
Cleveland last week.
"There is far less excuse now than in
any previous congress for shoving woman
suffrage into the closet and slamming
the door on it. The democrats acknowl-
edge that but for the women voters their
jobholders would now be facing the un-
happy future of working for a living."—
Newark, N. J.. Evening Star.
Australia recently paid an honor to
womanhood. Mrs. Kate Dwyer, the
leader of the labor women of New South
Wales was recently appointed to a seat
on the senate of the University of Sydney,
with life tenure. This is the first
time that a woman has been called upon
to fill such a position in the British Dominions.
A bill for presidential suffrage will be
introduced in practically every statu leg-
islature in session this winter. The Illi-
nois act, which grants the franchise to
women in presidential and municipal
elections, will be used as a model measure.
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