1912 Bulletins of the Political Equality League

Press Bulletin of the Political Equality League of Wisconsin


The Political Equality League was founded in 1912 with Ada L. James as president and Crystal Eastman Benedict as campaign manager. In 1911, a suffrage measure had been introduced in the state legislature, and suffrage leaders were convinced that they had a better chance than ever before for its passage. Differences in opinion as to how the campaign for its passage should be conducted led the Political Equality League and the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association to work separately for its passage. The Political Equality League tried to organize branches in every county to compete with the more established Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association, issuing press bulletins about organizational activities and conferences. Theodora Youmans edited these bulletins from the offices of the League in Milwaukee in 1912.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Creator: Political Equality League of Wisconsin
Pub Data: Press Bulletin of the Political Equality League of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, 1912. Vol. 1, Nos. 19, 31, 35. From the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: Pam 85-1667.
Citation: Political Equality League of Wisconsin. "Press Bulletin of the Political Equality League of Wisconsin." (Milwaukee, 1912); Online facsimile at:  http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/WIReader/WER0153-1.html; Visited on: 11/26/2014
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