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May 1917

 

The New York Times, May 3, 1917 – Because of the war, an argument is made that running the government is men’s work. And, with Jeannette Rankin’s vote against the war, there are concerns about extending the vote to more women. read clipping

The New York Times, May 9, 1917 – Suffragists in New York concentrate on recruiting troops for the war instead of campaigning for the upcoming suffrage referendum in New York State. read clipping

The New York Times, May 10, 1917 – Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, past president of NAWSA, mobilizes the national, state, and local suffrage organizations to work in concert for the war. read clipping

The New York Times, May 10, 1917 – Women in the New York State Woman Suffrage Party, affiliated with NAWSA, sell their valuables to raise money for the war. read clipping

The New York Times, May 13, 1917 – Sunday Magazine – Women in the New York State Woman Suffrage Party have volunteered to conduct the state census, and for the first time, women will be counted in the census for the military. The census will help to identify women who are able to assist the war effort as nurses, physicians, telegraphers, and other specialized roles. read clipping

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