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Alice Paul

  • American activist
  • Born January 11, 1885
  • Died July 9, 1977

Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. Paul initiated, and along with Lucy Burns and others, strategized events such as the Woman Suffrage Procession and the Silent Sentinels, which were part of the successful campaign that resulted in the amendment's passage in 1920.After 1920, Paul spent a half century as leader of the National Woman's Party, which fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, written by Paul and Crystal Eastman, to secure constitutional equality for women.


This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.




Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.




Food simply isn't important to me.




I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.




The Woman's Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.




It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.




We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.




When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row.




I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.




It occurred to me that I just didn't see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so... cannibalistic to me. And so, I'm a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.




Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.




There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.



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