League Of Women Voters

By: Isaiah Walker, Diante Thomas, Jordan King

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt was the founder of the League Of Women Voters. It was founded in 1920 during the convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association. That convention was held six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was comfirmed by giving women the right to vote after a 72 year struggle. She was born in Ripon Wisconsion Januray 6th, 1859 and she died March 9th, 1947

League Of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held just six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle.

The League was designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy. From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization. League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance would protect the fledgling organization from becoming mired in the party politics of the day. However, League members were encouraged to be political themselves, by educating citizens about, and lobbying for, government and social reform legislation.

Quote From Carrie Chapman Catt

"In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less."
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