Suffragists Drive Across Country To Support Women’s Rights

1915

Suffragists from the Western states drive across the country to support voting rights for women in the East. Twelve Western states already had granted women the right to vote in state elections. Their leader was Sara Bard Field of Oregon, a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. A petition with 500,000 signatures in support of an amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote is given to President Woodrow Wilson.