Voting Rights - Clara Ueland

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Voting Rights - Clara Ueland

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 26, 2019

For the rest of Women's History Month, we will be highlighting a few Minnesotans who have worked to make our state and the world a better place.
Clara Ueland was a lifelong women’s rights activist and prominent Minnesotan suffragist. She was president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association when the nineteenth amendment was passed in 1919. That same year, she also became the first president of the Minnesota League of Women’s Voters.