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October 14, 2011 > Votes for women

Votes for women

Submitted By Janet Cronbach

October 10, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of California women winning the right to vote; nine years before passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

California was the sixth state to win the vote. Women suffragists and the men who supported them waged an eight month long campaign, which narrowly passed in California, with San Francisco leading the opposition. Western states were the first to embrace what was then considered a radical political position. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was a widely held belief that a woman's place was in the home, and that women had no place in politics.

The League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the National Organization for Women, Patterson House and the Fremont Main Library have collaborated on a commemorative celebration to the be held at the Fremont Main Library on Saturday, October 15, at 2:30 p.m. Please join us for a Reader's Theater performance highlighting women who were prominent in the suffragette campaign in California. A display featuring campaign posters, photographs and ephemera from the suffragette effort is available for view on the second floor of the Fremont Main Library through October 31.

The Fremont Main Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library system and is located at
2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont. The Library is wheelchair accessible. No reservation is required. For an ASL interpreter, call the library at least seven working days before the event. For more information, contact the Fremont Main Library at 510-745-1401 or Janet Cronbach at 510-745-1429.

Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Meeting Room
Saturday, October 15
2:30 p.m.
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1429
TTY: 888-663-0660

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