League of Women Voters Anniversary and Memorial Fund   Save
League of Women Voters Anniversary and Memorial Fund
Description: This state bulletin from the National League of Women Voters explains the effort of the League to raise a memorial fund for each woman nominated to the National Roll of Honor. The League planned this memorial as part of their 10 year anniversary. The League wanted to memorialize pioneer suffragists through not only words in the Honor Roll, but also through a continuation of their legacies by creating these memorial funds. The memorial funds were meant to "perpetuate the ideals" of the women nominated to the Honor Rolls through carrying on the work of the League. 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.
Image ID: MSS354_B10_LWVO_StateBulletin_01
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; National League of Women Voters; Memorial funds
Places: League of Women Voters Anniversary and Memorial Fund