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This button displays two symbols of the suffrage movement: the colors purple, white and green and the popular slogan “Votes for Women,” Purple, green and white were the colors adopted by the British woman’s suffrage organization, the Women’s Social and Political Union (formed in 1903 and dissolved in 1917, the WSPU was instrumental in bringing about universal woman’s suffrage in Britain, which was not gained until 1928). When Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s daughter Harriot Stanton Blatch formed the Women’s Political Union in the United States (originally the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women), she adopted the purple, green and white standard as well.

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