League of Women Voters of Ohio photograph   Save
League of Women Voters of Ohio photograph
Description: This photograph shows a group of members of the League of Women Voters of Ohio before a 1921 charter election. 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_1921CharterElection
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Political campaigns; Elections
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio);