In 1911, Belle Case LaFollette gave a series of talks at chautauqua education events and local fairs throughout Wisconsin in support of a statewide voting referendum. Following its failure to pass in November 1912, Wisconsin women redoubled their efforts. Mrs. LaFollette used the platform afforded her by her husband's new LaFollette Weekly Magazine to write on Home and Education.
Waukesha journalist and activist, Theodora Winton Youmans, also was a popular writer on women's equality and in 1913 became the president of the WWSA. More grassroots efforts were included too. A 1914 Milwaukee Sentinel article wrote of a local high school's suffrage effort. The girls of the school banded together and vowed not to date any boy unless he wore a button in support of women voting.
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by Joel Willems, curator