Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Chapters

After the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia was founded in 1909, members began organizing local leagues across the state, establishing more than 140 chapters by 1918. Click on each pin on the map to learn more about the founding of the local leagues. We would love to learn more about these groups, their members, and their activities. Check with your local library, historical society, or family members. Read old newspapers—many are available at Virginia Chronicle. The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Records have also been digitized and are available through the Library’s online catalog. If you find more information about suffrage activity in your locality, we would love to hear from you. Please share it with us at education@lva.virginia.gov.