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Molly Dewson and the Rainbow Flyers

In early 1932 Molly Dewson (1874–1962) began a concerted effort to rally women voters behind Franklin Roosevelt's campaign for the presidency. Working with other women Democratic leaders (such as Emily Newell Blair and Sue Shelton White), Dewson's division of the Democratic National Convention strengthened and further organized an already growing network of Democratic women. Each state had a vice-chair and local correspondents who were responsible for distribution of political literature. During the state-by-state struggle for women's suffrage (women's right to vote), a brightly colored, single sheet of facts called a "rainbow flyer" had been delivered door-to-door. A similar flyer went to over six million households across the country during Roosevelt's presidential campaign. The grassroots efforts succeeded in establishing a nationwide women's political network.

After Franklin Roosevelt's election to the presidency, Dewson, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), and other Democratic leaders such as...

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