VOTES FOR WOMEN
- Grant Recipient
National Votes for Women Trail
- 165 State St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
- 43.6526854, -70.2657964
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
Maine Governor Carl Milliken and a number of representatives in the State Legislature of Maine, favored the idea of women having the right to vote. In 1916 suffrage leader Augusta Hunt opened her home at 165 State Street in Portland, Maine to host the 36th Annual Meeting of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association. During the meeting there was a considerable amount of discussion about pursing a referendum and the various obstacles associated with achieving success. Undaunted by these challenges, the members present at the meeting voted in favor of pursuing Maine’s first referendum to provide equal suffrage for women.