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1 Women in Democracy Celebrating…

2 “John, in the new code of laws…remember the ladies… Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could…We will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, no representation.” Abigail Adams, March 31, 1776 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

3 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal…” Elizabeth Cady Stanton, July 20, 1848 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

4 “It will not do to say that it is out of woman's sphere to assist in making laws, for if that were so, then it should be also out of her sphere to submit to them.” Amelia Jenks Bloomer, 1856 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

5 “The true republic: Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony, January 1, 1868 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

6 "There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women." Sojourner Truth, June, 1867 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

7 “Women, idiots, felons, and lunatics are the only classes excluded from the exercise of the right of suffrage.” Lucy Stone, 1869 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

8 “ We represent…half the population…yet we are governed without our consent, compelled to pay taxes without appeal, and punished for violations of law without choice of judge or juror.” Susan B. Anthony, November 1872 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

9 “Mr. President, Abraham Lincoln immortalized himself by the emancipation of four million slaves. Immortalize yourself by bringing about the complete emancipation of 36 million women.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Theodore Roosevelt, 1902 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

10 “This world taught woman nothing skillful and then said her work was valueless. It permitted her no opinions and said she did not know how to think. It forbade her to speak in public, and said the sex had no orators.” Carrie Chapman Catt, 1902 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

11 “ We claim in no uncertain voice that the time has come when women should have the one efficient tool with which to make for themselves decent and safe working conditions: the ballot.” Mary Ware Dennett, March 1911 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

12 “We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.” Alice Paul, circa 1915 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

13 “Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. That vote has been costly. Prize it!” Carrie Chapman Catt, August 26, 1920 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

14 “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn't have what it takes.’ They will say, ‘Women don't have what it takes.’” Clare Boothe Luce ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

15 “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

16 “They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress, you know that the filibuster was invented by men.” Clare Boothe Luce ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

17 “We were idealists. We thought that when we got the vote the whole pattern of politics would be greatly improved and would be dominated by women.” Jessie Daniel Ames, 1965 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

18 “ That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black and a woman proves, I think, that our society is not yet either just or free.” Shirley Chisholm, 1968 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

19 “We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. We want an equal share in government and we mean to get it.” Bella Abzug ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

20 “Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.” Shirley Chisholm ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

21 “In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

22 “I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.” Maureen Reagan ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

23 “ Women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.” Sandra Day O’Connor, 2003 League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

24 “Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won; you earn it and win it in every generation.” Coretta Scott King ( ) League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

25 “Women belong in the house... and the Senate.” Author unknown League of Women Voters ® of the Akron Area

26 Women in Democracy Celebrating…

27 THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ® Making democracy work! Working independently and with other civic groups that share our interests, the League is dedicated to helping citizens become informed and active participants in government at all levels.


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