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|Missouri State Women's Political Caucus
|An Affiliate of the National Women's Political Caucus
|Thanks to our broad coalition of women's organizations
working for Equal Rights for Women!
AAUW of Missouri, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Greater Kansas City
Coalition of Labor Women, League of Women Voters, Missouri National
Organization for Women (NOW), Missouri State Women’s Political
Caucus, Missouri Women’s Network,
Missouri Women United, Vision 2020 Missouri
|Virginia Minor led the fight for women's suffrage in Missouri.
In 1872, she led hundreds of women in an effort to get women the right to
vote under the 14th Amendment. With her husband as her lawyer she
sued. But the Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett decided that women
were not covered by the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal
citizenship for all Americans. Not until 1971, nearly 100 years later, did
the Court finally apply the 14th Amendment to women. After losing the
case, she studied law and continued her work for women's suffrage until
her death in 1894.
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