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League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded in 1919 during the intense political battle for women's suffrage in the United States. The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the largest political organization with the goal of increasing women's participation in politics through voting, preceded the League of Women Voters. With the passage of Nineteenth Amendment, the goal of the League of Women Voters expanded the initial mission of the NAWSA beyond securing voting rights for women to participation in a wide range of political and civil activities. Maud Wood Park was the first national president of the league. The league has been involved in many different legislative and political milestones such as lobbying for the Equal Rights Amendment and helping to establish the United Nations. ...

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