In September of 1881, Lizzie Dorman Fyler established the Arkansas Woman Suffrage Association in Eureka Springs.
Fyler used her announcement of the formation of the Association in the national Woman’s Journal to address the women of Arkansas.
“Man has failed to find any plausible reason why woman should not vote …If the women will unite in the demand for the ballot, there will be no excuse left for withholding it. We therefore appeal to you, women of Arkansas, to organize for the work and to urge Woman Suffragists throughout the State to extend the branches of this society to every city, village, and hamlet.”
To learn more about Lizzie Fyler and other Arkansas women, visit ARvotesforwomen.com.