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Illinois Woman Suffrage Association Drawing on the activism of Frances Willard, subsequently President of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Association launched its first campaign for woman suffrage in Illinois in 1870. Women in Illinois fir... Drawing on the activism of Frances Willard, subsequently President of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Association launched its first campaign for woman suffrage in Illinois in 1870. Women in Illinois first won limited voting rights in school board elections in 1891 and the right to vote in presidential elections in 1913. Show more Show less 1870 3
Indiana State Woman Suffrage Association Affiliated with the National Woman Suffrage Association, Indiana's state suffrage association sponsored numerous campaigns to convince the state legislature to adopt woman suffrage. 1851 4
International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace The International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace grew out of the April 1915 International Congress of Women held in The Hague, Netherlands, to discuss ways to end World War I and achieve world peace. In 1919... The International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace grew out of the April 1915 International Congress of Women held in The Hague, Netherlands, to discuss ways to end World War I and achieve world peace. In 1919 the International Committee renamed itself the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Show more Show less 1915 1
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Founded in 1900, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) initially represented a largely immigrant workforce. The ILGWU and the women within the union gained significant strength during the 1909 shirt... Founded in 1900, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) initially represented a largely immigrant workforce. The ILGWU and the women within the union gained significant strength during the 1909 shirtwaist strike. Throughout its history the ILGWU was a dominant force in the American labor movement with branches around the country. The Union became part of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) in 1995. Show more Show less 1900 6
International Women's Peace Movement From 1915 onwards women reformers, led by Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, promoted disarmament and world peace through organizations like the United States Women’s Peace Party (1915-1919), and the Women’s In... From 1915 onwards women reformers, led by Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, promoted disarmament and world peace through organizations like the United States Women’s Peace Party (1915-1919), and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (1919-). Show more Show less 1915 17
Iowa State Woman Suffrage Association The Association began as the Iowa Equal Rights Association, founded in 1870 and sponsor of various woman suffrage campaigns thereafter. By the mid-1880s suffrage activist Carrie Chapman Catt had joined the Associati... The Association began as the Iowa Equal Rights Association, founded in 1870 and sponsor of various woman suffrage campaigns thereafter. By the mid-1880s suffrage activist Carrie Chapman Catt had joined the Association as a writer and lecturer. Catt went on to become president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and to play a major role in lobbying effort that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Show more Show less 1870 3