Why Did the Iowa League of Women Voters Oppose the
Equal Rights Amendment during the 1940s and 1950s?
The League of Women Voters of Iowa
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 to "finish the fight" after women won the right to vote. This website provides information about membership in the League of Women Voters of Iowa and discusses current projects. It offers links to various local, state, and federal organizations that are affiliated with the League of Women Voters of Iowa and their numerous local chapters.
League of Women Voters
This national web site offers up-to-date information about voter information, election reform, and campaign finance reform. It provides visitors with the tools to get involved in the democratic process at the federal, state and local levels.
About Carrie Chapman Catt
This webpage offers a biographical sketch of Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters in 1920. The sketch, provided by the Library of Congress and the National 19th Amendment Society, includes links to other sites of interest relative to Catt and the League of Women Voters.
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process. The Center honors Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State and leader of the women's suffrage movement. The website offers information on the Center's associates, workshops, and scholarships. Included is a list of websites of other organizations also commited to engaging citizens in the political process.
Iowa Women's Archives
The University of Iowa libraries provide an online list of the records of the Iowa ERA Coalition from 1972 to 1980. The collection includes documents from this project as well as photographs, audiotapes and a brief historical sketch of the organization.
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