by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
Backmatter is always an important part of our nonfiction books. After all, it’s where the author gets to really show off their skills at gathering information!
Vote!: Women’s Fight for Access to the Ballot Box has so much backmatter that it’s broken into several parts: Glossary, Source Notes, Selected Bibliography, Further Information (this includes more books that aren’t in the Selected Bibliography), Websites, and Films.
To help you get a jump-start on your web browsing, here’s the list of websites and links from that penultimate section.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Founded in 1920, the ACLU is devoted to defending the rights of freedoms of American citizens. Its website includes articles on voting rights, voter registration, and voting issues in the courts.
Black Girls Vote
Founded in 2015, Black Girls Vote aims to inspire women of color to use the political process to improve lives for themselves and their families.
HeadCount is dedicated to helping Americans exercise their right to vote. The group focuses on registering young voters at concerts or other events.
League of Women Voters
In 1920 Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to ensure that women would be well informed when they went to the polls. Still in operation, the nonpartisan association hosts candidate debates, helps register new voters, and puts out voters’ guides, explaining ballot measures and listing candidates’ positions on key issues.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Formed in 1966 by feminist activist Betty Friedan, NOW fights for women’s rights and equality in employment, education, health care, and family life.
National Woman’s Party
Founded by Alice Paul in 1913, the National Woman’s Party is still working for women’s equality in politics and all aspects of American life.
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote challenges young people to know their voting rights, register to vote, encourage others to vote, and use their votes to make positive change.
Susan B. Anthony Center
Housed at the University of Rochester in New York, the Susan B. Anthony Center houses materials on the history of women’s suffrage. The website offers biographies of suffragists, a timeline of the US suffrage movement, and other resources.
Cofounded by actor Rosario Dawson, Voto Latino began as an effort to register and educate Latino voters but has grown to advocate for Latinos in social justice, immigration and citizenship, and health care.