California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation’s female voters, on October 10, 1911.

California women’s strategy of organizing in rural counties, where opposition was less organized, paid off for California women when rural counties carried the vote for women’s suffrage in 1911.

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California women marching for women’s suffrage in 1908.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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  1. spunky says:

    It’s fascinating that the rural areas had so much power. This makes me rethink my small voice and what it means. Thank you for writing this!

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California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation's female voters, on October 10, 1911.