: This press release, written on December 18, 1829, and released on January 19, 1930, by the League of Women Voters of Ohio, announces the state of Ohio's nominees to the National Roll of Honor of the National League of Women Voters. This Roll of Honor was created as part of the League's 10 year anniversary to honor suffragists who were nationally known for their work during the suffrage movement and their later work in politics. The League of Women Voters of Ohio nominated four women: Belle Sherwin, Florence E. Allen, Harriet Taylor Upton and Elizabeth Hauser. In the press release, the League includes biographies of these four women which explain why they were chosen as Ohio's nominees.
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_01_PressRelease1930 Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Places