After Suffrage Topics

The Eight Hour Day
Often called the "Waitresses Bill," legislation enacting the eight-hour workday for women honored the efforts of Alice Lord, who founded the pioneering Seattle Waitresses Union.

Minute Women
In Washington State as in many other states, women organized for home front service before and during World War I.

Mothers' Pensions
When the Washington state legislature enacted mothers’ pensions in 1913, the victory reflected both the newfound power of women voters and the important role that feminist activists played in creating change in the state.

National Council of Women Voters
The NCWV, a nonpartisan coalition of women from voting states sought to to create an educational organization for women voters, to lobby for legislation, and to extend women’s suffrage nationally.

Women voters in Washington fought for a state constitutional prohibition amendment.

Women Working in the Legal System
Women faced challenges working in the legal system, which was a traditionally male sphere.