Mary Jennings letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 22, 1914   Save
Mary Jennings letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 22, 1914
Description: Mrs. Mary Jennings, the president of the Marion County Woman's Christian Temperance Union, wrote this letter on October 22, 1914, to the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association. She writes to request 300 pennants encouraging voters to vote yes on Amendment 3 for women's suffrage. She also requests 100 posters promoting "Votes for Women." Jennings asks that the materials be sent quickly so that they could be distributed before November 3. She also includes a note as to where the bill for these materials should be sent. 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_B01F10_06
Subjects: Women -- Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Temperance;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Marion (Ohio); Marion County (Ohio);