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"The lack of money available to pay speakers was complicated by the unrealistic but idealistic idea that suffragists should volunteer their time for the cause. Quoting Wendell Phillips, Stanton claimed that "a reformer, to be conscientious, must be free from bread-winning." Suffrage associations were traditionally willing to hire paid organizers but usually did not pay their officers, who were expected to cover the costs of their correspondence and travel. [Only] well-off officers could do so."Historical causality is the attempt to trace current and historical events to the root cause. The above passage shows how lack of money to promote the cause, eventually slowed the progress of the suffrage movement. The main issue that the sufferist had to overcome was lack of money to pay the speakers. They needed money for publicity but the

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