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June 1919


The New York Times, June 4, 1919 The Senate rejects a proposal to limit suffrage for women to white women. The vote on the Federal Suffrage Amendment is expected shortly. read clipping


The New York Times, June 5, 1919 Front Page The Federal Suffrage Amendment is passed in the US Senate by a vote of fifty-six to twenty-five, two more votes than the required two-thirds majority. Three-quarters of the states must now ratify the Amendment. But, many State Legislatures have adjourned and are not scheduled to meet again before the 1920 election. So, the suffragists must convince the governors of the states to call special sessions of the Legislatures. The Times notes that women already have the right to vote in nineteen countries and territories. read clipping


The New York Times, June 6, 1919 The women of NAWSA are invited to witness the signing of the suffrage resolution passed by the Senate. Carrie Chapman Catt urges the governors to call special legislative sessions, so the Federal Suffrage Amendment can be ratified before the 1920 presidential primaries and general election. read clipping


The New York Times, June 6, 1919 Editorial Since the women of NAWSA received gold pens at the signing ceremony for the suffrage

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