Elizabeth J. Hauser letter to Lucile Atcherson, April 22, 1914   Save
Elizabeth J. Hauser letter to Lucile Atcherson, April 22, 1914
Description: Elizabeth Hauser of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association sent this letter to Lucile Atcherson of the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association on April 22, 1914. Hauser thanked Atcherson for sending her materials to review that Atcherson would later be sending ministers in Ohio. She advised Atcherson to use quotes from Chicago priests in the ministerial letter because the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association believed these would be more effective than the often-used Catholic leaflets. Hauser also said that they would need to get to work immediately on a leaflet with the ministerial endorsement and quotes from a conference in Toledo. The letter also included the text from a telegram sent by the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association in response to a request from Miss Deeter. The Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1912, after the Ohio Constitutional Convention elected to bring to a vote the question of removing the words "white male" from the state constitution with regard to voting rights. Headquartered in the Chamber of Commerce building in Columbus, Ohio, the organization put out regular publications, organized public speeches and meetings, distributed literature and held parades in support of the suffrage movement. Women's suffrage in Ohio was defeated in a special election in 1912 and again in 1914 and 1916 before a resolution narrowly passed in 1917 allowing municipal voting by women in Columbus. In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, extending the vote to women and prohibiting state and federal government from denying suffrage on the basis of sex. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1025_B01F04_18_01
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Women and religion--United States
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio);