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11.2.9 Dese a la mujer de California el derecho de votar

Flyer encouraging support for women's suffrage in California. Refers to Proposition 4 of 1911 (or Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 8), an amendment of the state constitution that granted women the right to vote in California.
Political Equality League
1911
Leaflet

Political Equality League. Dese a la mujer de California el derecho de votar. Leaflet. 1911. Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Women's Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection. http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15831coll5/id/439

This is a Spanish-language advertisement that explains the importance of women’s suffrage to Spanish speakers. Suffragists in California produced this poster in 1911 to convince Spanish-speaking men and women of the importance of granting women voting rights. What information can we infer about the suffrage campaign in California by knowing that advertisements were produced in Spanish? What does it tell us about the intended audience? What does it tell us about strategies that suffragists used? How does this poster help us answer the question, Why did women want the right to vote, and how did they convince Spanish-speaking men to grant it to them?

This is a Spanish-language advertisement explaining the importance of women’s suffrage to Spanish speakers. Suffragists in California produced this poster in 1911 to convince Spanish-speaking men and women of the importance of granting women voting rights. If you have students who are proficient or fluent Spanish speakers, invite them to participate in translating the arguments presented in the document. Ask them to focus especially on the ways that mothers and workers are presented as central actors who deserve the vote. The following questions can help frame your students’ understanding of the significance of suffrage for nonnative English-speaking populations: What information can we infer about the suffrage campaign in California by knowing that advertisements were produced in Spanish? What does it tell us about the intended audience? What does it tell us about strategies that suffragists used? How does this poster help us answer the question, Why did women want the right to vote, and how did they convince Spanish-speaking men to grant it to them?

Dese a la Mujer de California
El Derecho de Votar
VOTOS PARA LA MUJER
PORQUE

PORQUE, la mujer debe obedecer la ley como el hombre, Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la mujer paga contribuciones como el hombre, sosteniendo asi el gobierno,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la mujer sufre por mal gobierno como el hombre,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, las madres quieren mejorar las condiciones de sus hijos,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, mas de 6,000,000 de mujeres en los Estados Unidos trabajan, y su salud asi como la de nuestros futuros ciudadanos esta con
frecuencia en peligro con motivo de las malas condiciones de los talleres, que solo pueden ser remediadas por medio de la legislatura,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la mujer acomodada que trata de ayuadar al bienestar del publico, podria sostener su opinion por medio de su voto,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la hacendosa ama de casa y la mujer de profesion no pueden darese servicio al pfiblico y solo pueden servir al Estado por el mismo
método usado por los hombres de negocios, es decir, por medio del voto,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la mujer necesita ser educada a mayor altura acerca de su responsibilidad en el sentido social y civico y éste solo se desarrolla con el uso,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, la mujer es consumidora y consumidores necesitan absoluta representacion en politica,
Debe votar como el hombre.

PORQUE, las mujeres ciudadanas de un gobierno formado del pueblo,
elejido POR el pueblo y PARA el pueblo.
Debe votar como el hombre.

LA MUJER lo necesita.
EL HOMBRE lo necesita.
EL ESTADO lo necesita.

PORQUE

¿POR QUE?
La mujer debe dar su ayuda.
El Hombre debe dar su ayuda.
El Estado debe usuar su ayuda.

English Translation:

Give the Californian Woman the Right to Vote
Votes for the Woman
Why

BECAUSE (if) the woman needs to obey the law like the man, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE (if) the woman pays for taxes just like the man, thus holding the government accountable, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE (if) the woman suffers because of bad government like the man, she must vote like the man

BECAUSE (if) the women would like to better their children’s conditions, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, more than 6,000,000 women in the United States work and their health, just as our future citizens, is constantly at risk due to the poor working conditions in the in the workshops, which can only be remedied by means of legislature, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, the affluent woman who tries to help the public’s welfare, she could support her opinion by means of voting, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, the industrious housewife and the professional woman can not give themselves services to the public and only can serve the State with the same method used by the business men, by means of voting, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, the woman needs to be educated at a higher level surrounding her responsibility in the social and civil sense and this can only be done by the use (of the vote?), she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, the woman is a customer and consumers absolutely need political representation, she must vote like the man.

BECAUSE, the women (female?) citizens of a government formed by the people, chosen BY the people and FOR the people, she must vote like the man.

THE WOMAN needs it.
THE MAN needs it.
THE STATE needs it.

BECAUSE

BECAUSE?
The woman must give her help.
The Man must give her help.
The State must use the help.