: This press release announces the plans for a bronze memorial tablet to be erected by the National League of Women Voters to honor women suffragists. The tablet was planned to memorialize those women who had been nominated to the National Roll of Honor for their work in the suffrage movement. The press release also announced that the names of Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard, and Carrie Chapman Catt would appear first, followed by other women, living and deceased, who had contributed to the cause in some way.
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_PressRelease1931_01 Subjects
: Women -- Suffrage; Social movements; National League of Women Voters; Monuments & memorials; Places
: Washington (D.C.);