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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Clifford Berryman (1869–1949). Votes for Women Band Wagon. Drawing. Published in the Washington Evening Star, January 10, 1918. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (119.00.00)

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman optimistically predicted in January 1918 that it was the “Last Call” for members of Congress to jump on the suffrage bandwagon. Although premature, he was correct in forecasting growing congressional support. On May 21, 1919, just two days after the 66th Congress convened, the House of Representatives again passed the suffrage bill, this time overwhelmingly—304 yeas to 89 nays, 42 more than needed. Two weeks later, on June 4, 1919, the Senate followed suit.