Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket

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Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket

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Image of a Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket.

On January 6, 1920 Rhode Island and Kentucky ratified the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment, becoming the 23rd and 24th States to do so.  At the offices of the National American Woman Suffrage Association there was unrestrained optimism, as they said the goal now was to obtain the approval of those last States by April, so that women in every State can vote in the Presidential Primaries as well as the General Election in November.

The margins of victory for ratifications achieved show just how powerful the momentum for suffrage had become. In Rhode Island the vote was 89 to 3 in the House and unanimous in the Senate. 

Mary B. Anthony said on behalf of the Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association: “It is with a feeling of profound satisfaction that I realize that Rhode Island has ratified. ‘Little Rhody’ is a fine State and here’s the proof.”

See also:
Report of the Special Committee on Woman Suffrage, Etc. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session A.D., 1874

Creator

Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association

Source

C#529

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1918

Rights

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jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

paper

Citation

Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association, "Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association membership ticket," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #729, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/729 (accessed April 23, 2019).