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This sweeping look at the women's suffrage movement, narrated by Susan Sarandon, delves into the deep divisions within the suffrage movement, such as the question of whether to support voting rights for black men. In addition, the film looks at regional differences within the movement and differences over whether to use militant tactics.


Vote by Mail

Stay safe—vote without ever leaving your home.

The first step? All registered voters in Chicago and suburban Cook County can now fill out and submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.

 Chicago voters: apply here for a Vote by Mail ballot:

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LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.