Men's League for Women's Suffrage

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Men's League for Women's Suffrage
Formation 1907 (1907)


The Men's League for Women's Suffrage was a society formed in 1907[1] by the left-wing writers Henry Brailsford, Max Eastman, Laurence Housman, Henry Nevinson and others to pursue women's suffrage in the United States of America. Organizations were established in specific states, including New York.[2] By 1912, the organization was estimated to have 20,000 members nationwide.[2]

The establishment of the organization came during a rise of similar organizations for men advocating women's suffrage. Eastman, a key leader in establishing the League in New York, also served as President of the Men's Equal Suffrage League in his state.[3]

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In the New York organization, the League was headed by a president, at least five vice presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer.[2]

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  1. ^ "Men Support the Woman Suffrage Movement". Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders. National Women's History Museum. 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Men's League for Women's Suffrage (1910). Men's League for Women's Suffrage: Constitution and Charter Members. New York. 
  3. ^ "The Suffrage Cause and Bryn Mawr - More Speakers". Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections. Retrieved 16 April 2015.