Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has produced material and held meetings to educate citizens about all sides of public policies before they head to the polls. From 1872 to the beginning of World War I, The Woman’s Exponent advocated for women’s suffrage, while The Utah Plain Dealer was one of six black newspapers in Utah representing minority voices between 1890 and 1910. In the 1970s, Utah women lobbied for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to guarantee constitutional equality to women. The Equal Rights Amendment has not been ratified in the State of Utah or nationally to date. Today’s women networking through social media and journalism outlets follow in the footsteps of the Utah women before them. What issues would you like your community to better understand?

“Leading Black Women of the Federation Movement,” Utah Plain Dealer Newspaper

Pictured at top: 1 - Mrs. B.B. Nesbitt. 2 - Mrs. W.D. Carter. 3 - Mrs. L. [Lucy] Muldrew. 4 – Mrs. M.L. [Maud Stallings] Hillman. 5 – Mrs. W. Baiey. 6 – Mrs. W. H. [Mary] Terrell. 7 – Mrs. Wm. Redd. 8 – Mrs. C. M. Ernest, Ogden. Pictured at bottom: 1 – Mrs. A.H. Grice, Murray. 2 – Mrs. [?] Elkins, Murray. 3 – Mrs. L. Perkins, Salt Lake. 4 – Mrs. C. [Cora] Britton, Pocatello. 5 – Mrs. L.M. Mills, Great Falls. 6 – Mrs. J.E. Emery, Colorado Springs.

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