League of Women Voters of Maryland archives
The League of Women Voters of Maryland was founded in 1921, shortly after the passage of the twentieth amendement granting women the vote. The League has antecedents in a number of suffrage organizations, including the Just Government League of Maryland and the Women's Suffrage League of Maryland. The League of Women Voters has organized county leagues and developed a program for voicing the concerns and furthering the interests of its members. The League has also been particularly interested in elections and voting; efficiency in government; social and child welfare; women's rights; world peace; and education. Among the controversial areas in which the League has been active over the years are child labor; collective bargaining; food and drug administration; housing; the merit system in civil service; the United Nations; disarmament; the poll tax; civil rights; and the Equal Rights Amendment. League activities are documented in newsletters, press releases, correspondence, reports, and minutes.
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