Turning Out to Vote

In their final push and with time running out, during the summer of 1918, a massive campaign in Texas was undertaken to raise awareness and have women take action in each of their communities turn out to register and vote.

Women Voters Attention – When, Where, and How to Register, 1918

An attention-grabbing notice to all women voters: with a two-week window to register voters, Texas suffragists embarked on a massive recruiting campaign. Relying on each community to send out notices like this, Texas women registered in astonishing numbers.

Telegram from Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Carrie Chapman Catt, 1918

In this telegram from Texas suffrage association president Minnie Fisher Cunningham to the national suffrage president, Carrie Chapman Catt, Cunningham shares the good news that 386,000 women registered to vote by the deadline.


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