Since the Kentucky legislature of 1894 had passed a law conferring the right of partial suffrage to the women of second-class cities (i.e., Covington, Lexington and Newport), KERA worked with the cities’ governments to prepare for the school board elections for 1895. They also served as a “watch dog” agency to assure that they got the lists of qualified women voters, gave out information as to the qualifications for voting, the places of registration in order to vote, and then actually how to vote in November.
When Will Women Vote!
by Alice Smith Winston.
When, oh when, will women, gentle women vote?
When the birds cease sending sweet songs from their throat;
When the field-born lily learns to work and spin;
Then, hurrah for women! then, and not till then.
When the gold-bee homeward with but poison hies;
When the white-winged pigeon with the eagle flies;
When the lamb's soft bleating changes to a bark;
Then to woman's suffrage possibly we'll hark.