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Lila's main passion was women having the vote. She was very active in the National Women's Suffrage Association and also founded the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia in 1909. She was chosen as one of its first presidents as well. After the 19th Amendment was ratified, the ESL was renamed the Virginia League of Women Voters.
Sadly, Lila was too ill to go to the polls in 1920 and was never able to cast the ballot she worked so hard to achieve. I think about Lila whenever I feel too lazy to get my rear to the polls during primary season. Every election counts. I'm sorry if I've taken up a lot of my posts with suffragettes, but I admire these women very much and knowing what they went through just so I could cast my vote for President, Governor, Mayor...makes me extraordinarily thankful. In fact, I used to love the little School House Rock cartoon about women's suffrage...
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