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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

William Stephen Warren (1882–1968). “Attend to the Business of Citizenship Today.” Pencil sketch, ca. 1924, possibly drawn for the Cleveland News or the League of Women Voters. League of Women Voters Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (131.00.00)

“Vote Today and Your Conscience Will Be Clear”

After passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, Carrie Chapman Catt and Maud Wood Park transformed NAWSA into the nonpartisan National League of Women Voters, which aimed to educate the electorate, especially newly enfranchised women, about candidates and campaign issues. The League encouraged everyone to “Attend to the Business of Citizenship,” as illustrated in this drawing by Cleveland News cartoonist W. S. Warren, whose long career also included stints with the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Public Ledger, and Buffalo Evening News.

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