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  League of Women Voters of St. Louis Founded
Brief Description:  On November 13, 1920, the League of Women Voters of St. Louis was founded. In the first decade after suffrage, the organization backed legislation that applied specifically to women. This included "legislation to establish clinics to back infant mortality; child labor legislation; and the Civil Service Reclassification Act which included the principle of equal compensation for equal work irrespective of sex." The League became a reformist organization that was committed to broader social welfare goals.
Year:  1920
Decade:  1920 - 1929
Beginning Date:     Nov. 13, 1920

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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