Are the tactics used by suffragists to fight for political power still effective?
The only way for women to get the vote, was to convince men in congress to pass laws that could make it happen. Lobbying is a way for individuals and groups to talk to their congress people. In this video, curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy highlights the impact of Susan B Anthony’s lobbying for women’s rights.
The 2019 National Youth Summit looked at woman suffrage as an example of how groups with limited political power have and continue to shape our democracy using strategies and tools, like the vote and public protest, to give voice to issues and galvanize fellow Americans into communal movements for change. Watch the full conversation here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/national-youth-summit-woman-suffrage