Voting Rights Barriers in California Today

Posted on September 8, 2014 in Get Out the Vote LWVSF News Voter Technology Women's Suffrage | comments

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco (LWVSF) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) jointly released Voting Rights Barriers in California Today,a fiv...

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Oakland Centennial Suffrage Parade

Posted on October 7, 2011 in Women's Suffrage | comments

October 10, 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in California. Needless to say, the League of Women Voters owes everything to the committed women who, one century ago, worked tirele...

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Does voting matter?

Posted on October 1, 2011 in Women's Suffrage | comments

Headlines around the world this week announced that women in Saudi Arabia will finally be granted the right to vote—in 2015. Waiting four years to have a chance to vote in municipal elections does n...

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California–The Sixth Star

Posted on January 22, 2011 in Women's Suffrage | comments

More than a hundred years ago West Coast suffragists made a flag with a star for each of the suffrage states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Washington. When California women won the right to vo...

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Women’s suffrage – No Help from San Francisco

Posted on December 19, 2010 in Women's Suffrage | comments

When California (male, of course) voters overwhelmingly voted to give women the right to vote in 1911, San Francisco was on the wrong side of the issue.  Nonetheless, the ballot measure carried and w...

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Women’s Equality Day Exists Because Women’s Equality Does Not Exist.

Posted on August 27, 2010 in Women's Suffrage | comments

August 26 is National Women’s Equality Day because it is the date women won the right to vote, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.  2010 is the 90th anniversary...

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