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National League of Women Voters meeting program
Description: This is a program from a mass meeting of the National League of Women Voters for the 10th anniversary of women's suffrage. The meeting was held at the Columbia Auditorium in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 29, 1930. The program credits national and regional directors of the League and briefly outlines the schedule for the meeting. During the convention, three speakers gave histories of the struggle for women's suffrage. Also included in the meeting was a group prayer and musical performance. The end of the program also thanks the Filson Club for loaning the League a collection of flags which were displayed at the meeting. 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_Program1930_01
Subjects: Women -- Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters;
Places: Louisville (Kentucky);