One Hundred Years Ago Today – February 20, 1917

On February 20, 1917 the New York State Assembly took the first step towards assuring the suffrage amendment would be on the ballot for the fall election by adopting the resolution 124 to 10 votes. That tossed the ball into the court of the State Senate who assured suffragists it would be “reported favorably.” True to its word, the Senate passed the measure on March 14, 1917 thus assuring the measure would be on the ballot November 6, 1917. After the resounding defeat of 1915 this was very good news for the woman suffrage leaders of New York State.

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  1. Marguerite Kearns February 20, 2017 at 7:13 am | | Reply

    Great to be reminded that the victory came in stages!

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