California Proposition 4, Women's Suffrage (October 1911)
When Proposition 4 was approved, California became the sixth state to grant women the right to vote. Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Washington had previously adopted similar legislation. Proposition 4 in California was adopted nine years before the federal government adopted the Nineteenth Amendment to the federal constitution, guaranteeing women throughout the country the right to vote.
One campaign slogan used by supporters of Proposition 4 was, "For the Long Work Day/For the Taxes We Pay/For the Laws We Obey/We want Something to Say!"
Path to the ballot
Proposition 4 was placed on the ballot via Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 8.
- Official Voter Guide for the October 10, 1911 ballot propositions in California
- Hastings California I&R database