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 (Johnson, 2015, p. 66).
This passage appears to highlight some of the historical causality with the suffrage
movement. Two key features caught my attention in the selected section; the first element is a
lack of funding to pay speakers and the second element is the expectation for suffragists officers
to pay their travel and correspondence costs. The lack of funding placed a heavy burden on the
suffrage movement and indeed points to causality as one of the reasons behind the limitations the
suffragists faced. Without funding, there is no publicity for the suffrage movement. Limited
financing would also limit who the suffragists were able to bring into the action as paid speakers.
The lack of available finances played a burden on the suffrage officers. It defined the priorities,
focus, and availability of the suffrage movement to the wealthier women in society. The passage