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League of Women Voters

Following the nation's ratification of the vote for women, suffragists too shifted their energy to educate women in their new responsibility as voters. 1n 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters during the convention of the NAWSA six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Prominent female leaders of social reform in New York attended its meetings at Eleanor's Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park, including shown here from left to right: Mrs. Henry R. Hayes, Miss Martha Van Rensselaer, Mrs. Casper Whitney, general regional director of the League of Women Voters, Mrs. Samuel Bins, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach, the State Chairman who presided at the meeting.


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