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Democratic Women Humorous Button Museum
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Illustration of a grey donkey wearing a red ribbon around its neck and a yellow hat with a red, white and blue stripe and a blue flower with blue text on top on a white background

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Created in support of Democratic Women, this style of illustration was typical during the 1960s and 70s.  The image of a donkey became associated with the Democratic party during the early 19th century. During this period of time, it was fashionable for women to wear hats to social functions.

In 1971, the National Federation of Democratic Women was formed. The organization's purpose is to unite Democratic women and encourage more political participation at every government level. From 1972-1977, the Federation was recognized by the Democratic National Committee as the official women's organization. The National Federation of Democratic Women received a seat on the DNC Executive Committee and three seats on the DNC.


National Federation of Democratic Women. (n.d.) History.

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