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Suffragettes, Doris Stevens, 1917
The following passage is from a piece written by activist Doris Stevens, who describes the attitudes of some jailed suffragettes in 1917, and includes a letter of protest to the commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920. 175-78. Print.

Based on the first paragraph (lines 1-4), what is the mission of the Suffrage Committee?

A

To ensure that women are granted the right to vote.

B

To put a stop to the women's suffrage movement.

C

To recruit women to join the National Organization for Women.

D

To elect a competant leader for the new wave of the women's suffrage movement.

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