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January, 1917   Page 1, 2, 3


The New York Times, January 16, 1917 – The Republican majority, in both houses of the Legislature in New York State, is likely to pass a state suffrage amendment. Suffrage in New York State would be significant since more than 10% of the women in the country live in the state. If the Legislature passes the amendment, it would then become a voter referendum in the November election. But, the male voters rejected a similar referendum in 1915. read clipping

The New York Times, January 17, 1917 – The National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage claims that the picketing in front of the White House by the Woman’s Party poses a security threat to the president. read clipping

The New York Times, January 19, 1917 – Letter to the Editor – The Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, affiliated with the Woman's Party, explains that the White House picketers are seeking a Federal Suffrage Amendment. Although President Wilson says he supports suffrage for women, he believes granting suffrage is a decision to be made by each state. read clipping

The New York Times, January 21, 1917 – Sunday Magazine – A statistical analysis of the 1916 election, by the anti-suffragists, indicates that women voted for candidates in similar proportion as the way men voted. However, a lower percentage of eligible women voted versus men. read clipping

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