WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENNIAL

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The Suffrage lunch wagon

On November 5, 1912, Oregon became the seventh state to permit women to
vote. The amendment to the Oregon Constitution, passed by ballot initiative,
was largely the result of decades of advocacy by Abigail Scott Duniway, who
founded a weekly newspaper, The New Northwest, in part to promote voting
rights for women. The National Women’s Suffrage Association recognized
Duniway as a leading women’s advocate in the American West in 1886.

Women became eligible to run for the state legislature in 1914 and within a
year, women had won seats in both its houses.

 

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Women’s rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway

women's vote poster

 

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Page 1 of the Oregon Voters Pamphlet, 1912

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Abigail Duniway shown voting for the first time

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,ELECTION,Government,HISTORY,POLITICAL and have Comment (1)

One Response to “WOMEN’S VOTE CENTENNIAL”

  1. Robert Collins says:

    And of course Duniway grade school in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood is named for Abigail.

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