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14 Wonderfully Sassy Vintage Valentines From Suffragists

All they wanted for Valentine's Day was votes for women. H/T to Renee Davidson at the League of Women Voters.

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In the 1910s, American suffragists would take advantage of holidays including Valentine's Day to send postcards to politicians and loved ones advocating for votes for women.

14 February also happens to be the day that suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters in 1920. What could be more romantic than fundamental political rights?


9. Edward William Pou was a Democratic Representative for North Carolina described as an "arch enemy" to the suffragettes, aka an "arch douchebag".