Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because [suffrage handbill]

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Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because [suffrage handbill]

Description

Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. 

Excerpt:

Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because

BECAUSE women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men.
BECAUSE women pay taxes just as men do, thus supporting the government, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE women suffer from bad government just as men do, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE mothers want to make their children's surroundings better, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE over 5,000,000 women in the United States are wage workers and their health and that of our future citizens are often endangered by evil working conditions that can only be remedied by legislation, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE women of leisure who attempt to serve the public welfare should be able to support their advice by their votes, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE busy housemothers and professional women cannot give such public service, and can only serve the state by the same means used by the busy men--namely, by casting a ballot, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE women are sonsumers, and sonsumers need fuller representation in politics, They should vote equally with men. 
BECAUSE women are citizens of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and women are people. They should vote equally with men. 
EQUAL SUFFRAGE FOR MEN AND WOMEN.
WOMEN Need It. 
MEN Need IT. 
The STATE Needs IT.
WHY?
BECAUSE Women Ought to GIVE Their Help.
Men Ought to HAVE Their Help.
The State Ought to USE Their Help.

Creator

New York State Woman Suffrage Association. 

Source

Women's Suffrage Printed Ephemera Collection, 1860-1917, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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Notes

Learn more: 
"Let Me Help, Uncle" (political cartoon), Social Welfare History Image Portal 
Suffrage, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Editorial cartoons, Social Welfare History Image Portal 

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Citation

New York State Woman Suffrage Association. , “Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because [suffrage handbill],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed July 22, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/427.