Happy 103rd Birthday to the League of Women Voters By Bernadette Brooks
The League of Women Voters as we know it today has a long history that is intertwined with other women’s organizations. Suffrage has early roots in the United States and its history is complicated. In 1869, women’s suffrage emerged as an issue separate from race. Both the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) were formed that year. In 1890, the two organizations joined to become the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).