Paper MemorabiliaNational Woman’s Party. Broadside “Women Voters Vote Against Wilson He Opposes National Woman Suffrage,” 1916. This broadside, distributed by the National Woman’s Party, encouraged women in states that had already passed suffrage legislation to vote against the 1916 reelection of President Woodrow Wilson, who opposed federal women’s suffrage.
The broadside was written to the four million women who had won the right to vote in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, California, Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, Montana, and Nevada. The National Woman’s Party asked them to use their right to vote to help women nationwide obtain the same right by voting against President Wilson, who “refused to support the federal [suffrage] amendment and declared his personal opposition to it.” Despite the National Woman’s Party’s efforts, Wilson went on to win his reelection bid, but in 1918, he publicly endorsed women’s suffrage. One year later, with Woodrow Wilson still serving as president, the 19th amendment passed, giving women the right to vote nationwide. The broadside has pencil notation “1916” to upper right corner, not affecting text. Otherwise it is in near fine condition. There are no other known copies among institutional collections or libraries as per OCLC worldcat.