October 16, 1916
According to an article in the Arkansas Democrat, membership in the women’s suffrage movement had increased and gained momentum significantly during the past few years. In October 1914, a state convention in Little Rock (Pulaski County) had officially organized the Arkansas Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA). The Political Equality League joined with the Federation of Women’s Clubs, and once again, a women’s suffrage amendment was proposed for the Arkansas constitution. This time, the amendment passed. However, four amendments were to be voted on, but according to state law, only three could go before the public. Therefore, the women’s suffrage amendment ultimately failed, just as the previous one had in 1911.