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League of Women Voters of Ohio
Description: Portrait of Mrs. Anna L. Mulac of Cleveland, Ohio. Mulac was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Ana L. Mulac, born in Czechoslovakia, was a member of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association and the League of Women Voters as well at the Women's Council for the Promotion of Peace, Woman's Democratic Club, Bohemian Alliance, and many other Bohemian organizations. Mrs. Mulac organized the first Bohemian Auxiliary for woman's suffrage in 1917. With this organization, she urged Bohemian women to become citizens and was active in suffrage campaigns from that time on. She organized the Bohemian Auxiliary which took part in the suffrage parade and helped with the Suffrage Ball, and all suffrage activities." This photograph comes from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. 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_AnnaMulac
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Czech Americans; Activism
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)