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February 1918


The New York Times, February 3, 1918 The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) takes issue with The Times article of January 27, which asserts the new strategy of the suffragists is to appeal to legislators, not to appeal to the voters. NAWSA updates the state map, produced by The Times, to show the states where women can vote in primaries and municipal elections. read clipping

The New York Times, February 12, 1918 The Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee endorses the Federal Suffrage Amendment. Alice Paul says the Democrats were forced to take this position because more than two-thirds of the Republican members in the US House had already voted for the Amendment. By comparison, the Democrats in the House were nearly equally split for and against the Amendment. NAWSA is now predicting victory in the US Senate. read clipping

The New York Times, February 16, 1918 The Canadian government promises equal suffrage for women before the next election. Women can already vote in some of the Canadian provinces. read clipping

The New York Times, February 18, 1918 Great Britain finalizes the changes to its election laws, adding six million women to the electorate. Women voters must be over thirty years old and either pay rent or own a home. read clipping

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