League of Women Voters holds its first convention in Seattle in September 1920.

  • By Mildred Andrews
  • Posted 7/30/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3390

In September 1920, the League of Women Voters of Washington holds its first convention in Seattle. The league is a non-partisan organization founded in 1920 and concerned with public policy and citizenship issues.

It grew out of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Under the leadership of President Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), the NAWSA transformed itself into the League of Women Voters after the suffrage organization had won the victory of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women their right to vote.


Sources:

HistoryLink.org, The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, "League of Women Voters" (by Mildred Andrews), http://www.historylink.org/.


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