Flier : Vote for the amendment in 1915. Empire State Campaign Committee. 1915

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Title

Flier : Vote for the amendment in 1915. Empire State Campaign Committee. 1915

Description

Flier published by the Empire State Campaign Committee in advance of the 1915 election in New York contains a cartoon by Art Young depicting a "Suffragist" standing at a chalkboard quizzing an "Anti-Suffragist." The question written on the blackboard is "How can this be a 'government of the people and by the people' if-only 1/2 of the people vote?"

The Empire State Campaign Committee was a coalition of organizations, including the Women's Suffrage Party, the Women's Suffrage Association, the Women's Political Union and other similar organizations, headed by Carrie Chapman Catt. It was created to bring New York women together in support of the state woman suffrage amendment. The referendum was defeated in 1915 but passed two years later in November 1917.

Date

1915

Subject

Constitutional amendments
Elections
Empire State Campaign Committee
Presidents--Election
Voting
Women--Suffrage--New York
Young, Art, 1866-1943

Creator

Empire State Campaign Committee

Young, Art, 1866-1943, artist

Publisher

New York : Empire State Campaign Committee

Format

1 sheet ([1] p.)

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1915.47

Original Format

Fliers (printed matter)

Physical Dimensions

13 x 19 cm.

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