At the end of the 19th century, women in Arizona began to fight for the equal suffrage, or the right to vote. Josephine Hughes, Frances Munds, Pauline O'Neill, Laura Clay, and Laura Gregg Cannon were among the women that banded together to fight for women’s right to vote. On November 5, 1912, Arizona’s men finally voted to in favor of equal suffrage, opening the door for women to vote and hold public office in Arizona.
Read About It
- Women's Suffrage Petition
- Nomination paper for Mrs. Leroy Ikeberry, August 10, 1914
- Nomination paper for Mrs. Rose Krebs, August 7, 1914
- Letter from R. E. Merritt, State Inspector to Mit Sims [sic], August 16, 1919
- Oath of Office of Ethel Hale, August 16, 1919
- Telegram to George W. P. Hunt, from citizens of Globe Arizona, February 27, 1899
- Telegram from Citizens of Globe to George W. P. Hunt 1899
- Handbill Votes for Women
- Speech by Frances Willard Munds written between 1911 and 1912
- The Arizona Equal Campaign Suffrage Committee
- When did the fight for women's suffrage begin in Arizona? When did it end?
- Who fought for and against women’s suffrage?
- How did women work for suffrage?
- Where in Arizona did women work to achieve suffrage?
- Why did women want the right to vote and hold public office?
Visit the websites below to learn more. Based on this new information, have your answers to the questions above changed?
- U.S. Senator Henry F. Ashurst's Speech for Suffrage
- National American Women's Suffrage Association at Harvard
- Arizona Women's Hall of Fame