Washington State on the forefront of change created the Washington Territory Woman Suffrage Association in 1871, held the first convention of Washington State’s Equal Suffrage Association in 1895, and by 1910 amended the state constitution to give women the vote. By 1920, Washington emerged as a leader with two chapters of the League of Women Voters of Washington. The League of Women Voters continues to champion the welfare of women and children, promoting education, healthcare, employment, housing, and environmental responsibility. To get involved contact your local LWV of Thurston County.