Those Who Wish to KNOW and Those Who Wish to DO
In 1910, Wisconsin suffragists collected 18,000 signatures for a congressional petition. Two years later, a statewide referendum was soundly defeated. Seeking improvement, the Wisconsin Woman’s Suffrage Association launched a training school. Modelled on a New York program pioneered by Carrie Chapman Catt in September 1913, “sixty-six women enrolled” in the Wisconsin course, and “many hundreds of men and women attended special day and evening lectures.” The curriculum combined tips on fund-raising and public lecturing.