100 Years and Beyond!
As the League of Women Voters of Illinois prepares to celebrate our first centennial, collectively we will reflect on our history, showcase our current role as leaders in democracy, and set the stage for vibrant growth over the next century. The League is proud of our rich history tied to the suffrage movement. We are the only organization founded before the 19th Amendment that is still in existence today.
In 2020 we will have a unique opportunity to tell our stories and to showcase the impact of the League in our accomplishments at the local, state and federal levels. Today the League is setting the stage for vibrant growth over the next century, with a new generation of leaders with the continued passion for active participation in government.
History of the League
We are sharing a series of monthly articles covering some of the history of the League of Women Voters, as well as the women’s suffrage movement that led to the enactment of the 19th Amendment (August 26, 1920) and the creation of the League in Chicago on February 14, 1920.
- Creating a More Perfect Democracy
- Demanding an Equal Voice
- Who was Carrie Chapman Catt?
- The Beginnings of Women's Suffrage in the US
- The Early 1800's
- Notice: Women's Rights Convention, July 1848
- Declaration of Sentiments
- Brief History of the Woman's Suffrage Movement in Illinois
- Illinois Women Gain the Vote
- Temperance & Suffrage
- Leading up to 1920