: This "Ohio State Honor Roll" lists biographies of prominent Ohio women who were involved in the suffrage movement. All of the women listed lived in Ohio at some point in their lives and did some work in Ohio to advance the cause of women's suffrage. These women had been nominated by their state as a way to honor their distinguished citizenship achievements in making possible women's voting rights.
The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_HonorRoll_01 Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Places