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Margaret-Speech

Margaret Schroeder gives a speech before the New Jersey branch of the League of Women Voters in 1920. ("The Emerald City")

The League of Women Voters is an American political organization founded on February 14, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois by Carrie Chapman Catt during the last meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association approximately six months before the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote at a federal level. In its origins, the League of Women Voters was defined as a "mighty political experiment" aimed to help newly enfranchised women exercise their responsibilities as voters

History Edit

Season 1 Edit

Nucky Thompson insists his lover Margaret Schroeder to endorse Edward Bader's campaign for Mayor before the local branch of the League of Women Voters in August 1920, despite Margaret's doubts about the candidate's qualifications for the position.

The current Mayor, Harry Bacharach, announces at the meeting that he won't seek reelection and introduces Margaret. After a few conforting words from Nucky, she speaks in favor of Bader as they agreed. Her friend Nan Britton and her colleague at the Women's Temperance League, Mrs. McGarry are also present. She finishes introducing Bader and the audience break in a rousing applause. As she seats aside, however, Margaret notices Nucky, Neary and O'Neill talking and laughing together at their table. ("The Emerald City")

Appearances Edit

Season one appearances
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy

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