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Ellis Meredith

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    Ellis Meredith was a leading advocate for women’s suffrage in Colorado, which became the second state to grant women the vote in 1893.
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  • Colorado Women Get the Vote

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    Both men and women are lined up outside a polling station. Ellis Meredith, inspired by progressive women such as her mother, Emily Meredith, and Susan B. Anthony, fought for the right to vote for Colorado women, succeeding in 1893.
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References: 

Rosemary Fetter, “Ellis Meredith Got the Vote for Colorado Women,” Colorado Gambler, October 2, 2012.

History Colorado, “Ellis Meredith.”

Ellis Meredith, “What It Means to Be an Enfranchised Woman,” Atlantic Monthly, August 1908.

Additional Information: 

Jo Freeman, We Will Be Heard: Women’s Struggles for Political Power in the United States (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).

Corinne M. McConnaughy, The Women Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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