Can You Rightfully Longer Withold it?
RED CROSS: Immediately war was declared, with a burning desire
for service in their hearts, women turned to the Red Cross. By leaps and
bounds the number of workers increased. Today, throughout the land,
hundreds of work rooms, run by thousands of women, are turning out the hospital
supplies for our great army.
CONSERVATION: "Food will win the war," said Hoover, and he turned to the women of the land with a plea to can, conserve and save. The housewife was the key with which the storehouse of America was unlocked and half a world was fed.
LIBERTY LOAN: Even in fields of finance, eager to help, women have taken their places in the second line of defense and as organizers, salesmen and subscribers, have played a big part in four Liberty Loans.
INDUSTRY: Office, factory and store have claimed her. By the thousands women are closing up the gaps in the ranks of industry left vacant by our soldiers.
MAN POWER: And of thos soldiers themselves, what can be said -- that great army of Liberty recruited from the sons, husbands and sweethearts of the women of the land! Women have given their all, even unto these, and given gladly.
WOMEN HAVE FULL SUFFRAGE IN THE STATES OF NEW YORK, ARKANSAS,
TEXAS, KANSAS, COLORADO, WYOMING, MONTANA, IDAHO, UTAH, ARIZONA, NEVADA,
CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND WASHINGTON. PUT MICHIGAN ON THIS LIST.
VOTE "Yes" November 5th
Index To 1918 Grand Rapids Petition To Vote
List Of Women's Names
The following is a list of women in the Grand
Rapids area who signed a petition for women to be able to vote in all elections
in the United States. The list was divided between three newspapers, Grand
Rapids News, Grand Rapids Herald and the Grand Rapids Press and was published in
those papers in November, 1918.
"We, the undersigned women of voting age petition you to vote "Yes" on the suffrage amendment November 5th.
14,000 women in Grand Rapids, 182,000 in the state of Michigan have signed this petition."
Will You refuse us?
We are ready to work beside you;
Fight beside you;
Die beside you;
LET US VOTE BESIDE YOU
NOTE: This list includes names of women from Ottawa County and most likely other counties near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Created: 1 June 2009