Why did women want the vote?

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Published on October 1, 2007

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Reasons for why women wanted the vote in New Zealand.

Why did women want the vote?

1. Women wanted equality Women were dependant on men Women believed that they should have the same rights as men Women had to obey the same laws and pay the same taxes as men Women could not own property There were not many jobs that women could earn money in More than 700 women employed men who could vote and yet they (the women employers) could not vote themselves

2. Women had already been given voting rights in local elections… What is different to voting people into parliament?

Violence in the home due to alcohol Women’s Christian Temerpance Union set up. They wanted to ban alcohol To ban alcohol, NZ laws needed to be changed 3. Few men would support an alcohol ban

Women believed they should be allowed to vote people into parliament so that women had a say in who was addressing issues relating to women.

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