National American Womens Suffrage AssociationSpeech at 12:00
The imprisonment of Alice Paul is unjust. I say we rally at the white house.
Dora Lewis was born in 1862 and was an active member in the National Woman's Party and NAWSA. She frequently gave speeches in hopes of gaining support for her committees.
I sentence you to 60 days in Occoquan!
Dora Lewis was chairman of the finance committee, national treasurer, and ratification committee chairman. She was one of the very first woman to join the National Woman's Party.
I will never stop fighting for what I believe in!
No one will listen to your foolish pleas! Get back to work.
Dora Lewis and other members of the committee went to the white house to picket against the denial of Alice Paul's status as a political prisoner. The protestors were arrested and they had a trial the next week.
Dora Lewis was tried on November 14, 1917 and was sentenced to 60 days in the Occoquan workhouse. The suffragettes sent to the workhouse fought hard to be treated as political prisoners.
Night of Terror: Dora and the other woman were brutally beat and abused during their time at the factory. Although they were treated awful, Dora and Lucy Burns led the woman in a hunger strike in order to take a stand.
The townspeople found out about the brutal treatment and fought to release Dora and the suffragettes. Dora continued to fight for women's rights when she was released. She was loyal to her cause and is well known for her determination to this day.