State of Oregon
2009 Celebrates 150 Years
of Statehood
February 14th 1859
On the whole, western states and territories were more
favorable to women's suffrage than eastern ones
It has been suggested that western areas, faced with
a shortage of women on the frontier,
"sweetened the deal" in order to make themselves
more attractive to women so as to encourage
female immigration or that they gave the vote
as a reward to those women already there.



Women Picketing
President Woodrow Wilson
in front of the White House
"Mr. President how long must women
wait for Liberty" Washington DC circa 1917




Dora Lewis
Lewis was among the outspoken hunger-striking suffragist prisoners and she received some of the most brutal treatment at the hands of wardens at the District jail and the Occoquan Workhouse. During the infamous “Night of Terror” of November 15, 1917, at Occoquan, Lewis was hurled bodily into her cell. She was knocked unconscious and feared dead when she collided headfirst against her iron bed frame. Lewis and Lucy Burns were initial leaders of the hunger strike in Occoquan; both grew so weak that they were held down by attendants and force-fed through a tube.   Read More........

Amendment 19
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
In Leser v. Garnett, 258 U.S. 130 (1922), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Nineteenth
Amendment had been properly adopted. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation
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Family & Friends
"If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed
which is not their government. The whole system of
American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless
citizens perform their duties there, such a system of
government is doomed to failure."
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the USA.