1915

A second suffrage constitutional referendum was waged in NJ, NY, PA, and MA with active campaigns by many suffrage organizations. One of the memorable events staged was the “Passing of The Torch of Liberty” via tug boats on the Hudson River from NY to NJ by Mrs. Havemeyer to Mina Van Winkle on August 15, 1915. After a very heated fight, the referendum was defeated in all four states in October 1915.