Quotation by National Woman Suffrage Association

WHEREAS: It is our conviction that had the women of the countries of Europe, with their deep instinct of motherhood and desire for the conservation of life, possessed a voice in the councils of their governments, this deplorable war would never have been allowed to occur; therefore, be it
RESOLVED: That the National American Woman Suffrage Association, in convention assembled, does hereby affirm the obligation of peace and good will toward all men and further demands the inclusion of women in the government of nations of which they are a part, whose citizens they bear and rear and whose peace their political liberty would help to secure and maintain.
National Woman Suffrage Association. Quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 5, ch. 14, by Ida Husted Harper (1922).

This resolution was presented at the forty-sixth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, which was held in November 1914, four months after commencement of what would become World War I....
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