Ann Lewis: Messaging, Media, and Motherhood: Political Strategies of the NY Suffrage Campaign

2:00 p.m.
Huxley Theater

Ann Lewis’ talk will focus on the political strategies employed by suffragists to pass both the New York State suffrage referendums in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. Suffragists had to employ various political strategies to convince elected officials to support suffrage planks and then convince the men of the state to vote for the measure.

Ann F.  Lewis served as White House Director of Communications for President Bill Clinton from 1997-2000; as Senior Advisor to the campaigns of Hilary Rodham Clinton for Senate in 2000 and 2006, and for President in 2008; and as co-chair of Jewish Women for Hillary in 2016.

Following the talk, Museum curators will offer a tour of the Votes for Women exhibition.


Ann Lewis
Ann Lewis