- On July 19 to 20 - 300 people attended The First Convention to Discuss the Civil and Political Rights of Women in Seneca Falls, New York
- Mary Jackman Colburn gave a lecture the "Rights and Wrongs of Woman" in Champlin, the first public lecture on women’s rights in Minnesota.
- Mary Jackman Colburn of Champlin and Sarah Burger Stearns of Rochester form Minnesota's first two suffragist societies.
- The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) founded in New York by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony on May 15, 1969.
- NWSA was a female lead organization which advocated for a constitutional amendment to secure the vote for women, supported a variety of reforms that aimed to make women equal members of society and opposed the Fifteenth Amendment due to its failure to include women.
- Constitution of NWSAof Duluth served as a founding Vice President
- The American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) founded in Boston by by Lucy Stone, Henry Brown Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe.
- AWSA focused solely on the vote to attract as many supporters as possible, included male leaders, pursued a state-by-state strategy and supported the Fifthteen Amendment.
- On November 5, 1872, Susan B Anthony and 7 other women voted in Rochester, New York in the 1872 Presidential Election
- Sojourner Truth was refused a ballot in Battle Creek, Michigan
- Susan B Anthony arrested on November 18, 1872 for illegal voting, successfully using her arrest and trial to bring attention to woman's suffrage
- The Minnesota Suffrage in School Affairs Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, authorized the Minnesota legislature to grant women suffrage in school affairs
- Susan B. Anthony proposed wording for a US Constitutional Amendment
- Mary Jackman Colburn elected school director of School District No. 4 in Champlin.
- The Susan B. Anthony Amendment was first introduced to the US Congress
- The first state wide suffragist organization, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA), was founded in Hastings by 14 women, including including Harriet Bishop, Sarah Stearns, Dr. Mary Colburn and Julia B. Nelson.
- On October 13-14, the American Suffrage Association (AWSA) held its seventeenth annual national convention at First Redeemer Church, Minneapolis. More Info
- On January 25, the US Senate took the first vote on woman suffrage, where it was defeated 34 to 16, with 25 members absent
- On February 18, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed from a merger of National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) with the single goal of obtaining the right to vote for women
- Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA) made it first annual attempt to remove the word "male" from the state's voting requirements - the Minnesota Senate passed the bill but the bill was never voted on by the Minnesota House (Mar 16, 1893 Star Tribune article)
- Equal Suffrage National Conference held at First Baptist Church in Minneapolis
- A Minnesota constitutional amendment granted women the right to vote for and serve on library boards
- Nellie Griswold Francis founds the Everywoman Suffrage Club for African American women in Minnesota.
- From May 30 to June 5, the National American Woman Suffrage Association held their Thirty Third Annual Convention at First Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association was founded
- On April 9, Anoka suffragist Dr. Flora Aldrich spoke in favor of women's suffrage in the Minneapolis Tribune
- May 2 - Women' Suffrage Day - parades and rallys held in almost all states
- May 2 - the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA) sponored a silent suffragist parade with 2000 participants in Minneapolis, popularizing woman's suffrage in Minnesota.
- May 2 - a large rally was held at Rice Park in St Paul for Women' Suffrage Day
- Suffrage was defeated by only one vote in the Minnesota Senate.
- National Woman's Party founded
- On May 2, Iowa minister Dr. Effie McCollum Jones, a field director for the National Woman Suffrage Association, spoke at Liberty Hall, Anoka but a suffragist society was not organized in Anoka due to poor attendance
- In January, the National Woman's Party began picketing outside the White House which lasted until the 19th Amendment was passed in 1919
- Minnesotans Sarah Tarleton Colvin and Bertha Moller joined the picketing, Moller was arrested 11 times and jailed twice, and Colvin, president of the Minnesota branch of the NWP, was jailed for five days after burning President Woodrow Wilson in effigy.
- Grace Randali, one of the founders of Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, visited Anoka to organize a Ratification Committee to advocate for the Nineteenth Amendment
- In March, the National Woman Suffrage Association created the League of Women Voters as an Auxiliary
- On March 20, Minnesota women were granted the right to vote for presidential electors.
- On September 8, 1919 Minnesota ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which passed 120–6 in the House of Representatives and 60–5 in the Senate during a special session.
- On October 29, Minnesota Women Suffrage Association reincorporated as League of Women Voters, Minnesota
- On February 14, the National League of Women Voters became an independent organization
- On April 21, National League of Women Voters chair, Mrs. Maud Wood Parker and State and District League officers visited Anoka to organize a local League in Anoka
- On August 18, the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the US Constitution using the exact words proposed by Susan B. Anthony in 1875
- Anoka County League of Women Voters President, Mrs. Gus Peterson, quoted in the Anoka Union celebrating Passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and encouraging women to vote
- Anoka League of Women Voters conducted a one day political school for women voters at the Anoka County Fair
- On November 2, 1920, women vote in the presidential election with women composing 40% of voters in Minnesota
- Minnesota eliminated all gender qualification from jury service
- Minnie Hill Beatty, future Charter Member of the Anoka League of Women Voters, served as first female election judge chair in her ward
- Columbia Heights League of Women Voters founded
- Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 grants Native American women and men citizenship and the right to vote
- Cecelia Keys, Charter Member of the Columbia Heights League of Women Voters, became a Member of the State Board of League of Women Voters
- On May 18, Mary Hensler Spurzen held a tea, attended by 25 women, to permanently re-establish League of Women Voters in Anoka
- League efforts resulted in city wide garbage collection for City of Anoka
- League successfully raised funds for the Anoka Library
- League established Future Voters Club at Anoka Junior and Senior High Schools
- League held candidate meetings for all elections
- League held forums for amendments to support revision of State Constitution
- League lobbied for permanent registration of voters in the Anoka area
- League observed United Nations Day by presenting a UN flag to Anoka High School
- League established a Charter Commission to review the Charter of the City of Anoka
- League member Zilla Way elected as the first female Anoka City Commissioner
- League member Susan Anderson began service on the Blaine Charter Commission
- Blaine League of Women Voters published City Candidate Questionnaire in Blaine Life
- Minnesota League of Women Voters 50th Anniversary
- Cecelia Keys, former Suffragette and Charter Member of the Columbia Heights League of Women Voters, interviewed for 50th Anniversary in Sun newspaper
- Blaine League of Women Voters studied the Rice Creek Watershed and published four articles in the Sun newspaper
- League sponsored "Ban the Can" recycling movement
- National League of Women Voters welcomed men to full membership and Fred Strobel became the first man to join League in Anoka County
- LWV Blaine member Margaret Langfeld became the first women elected to the Blaine City Council.
- The Council on the Economic Status of Women was created by the Minnesota Legislature
- Due to inability to find members willing to serve as officers, the League of Women Voters Blaine disbanded and members merged with League of Woman Voters Anoka - Coon Rapids.
- League of Woman Voters Anoka - Coon Rapids officially name to League of Woman Voters Anoka - Blaine - Coon Rapids (LWV-ABC).
- LWV ABC members Margaret Langfeld and Natalie Haas Steffen became the first women elected to the Anoka County Board of Commissioners
- League recommended actions for a new correctional facility for women in Shakopee.
- League of Women Voters ABC and League of Women Voters Fridley created Booklets on Children's Issues
- Efforts by LWV ABC member Sandra Shanley resulted in passage of permanent absentee ballot legislation in Minnesota
- LWV ABC and Anoka-Hennepin District 11 sponsor education conversation with University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo
- The Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial dedicated on Woman's Equality Day to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment
- LWV ABC held a forum on judicial independence/legislation
- Fridley LWV hosted a city government budget cut discussion
- LWV ABC had a year long campaign to educate about hazardous household products.
- LWV ABC began a local study on the availability of home health care options for seniors and disabled in the Anoka County area
- LWV ABC helped obtain a volunteer coordinator position for Anoka County funded via the Minnesota Legacy Fund
- LWV ABC celebrates 75th anniversary
- LWV ABC held a year long campaign to raise awareness and create pollinator friendly communities.
- LWV ABC co-sponsored Celebrating 100, a year long exhibit of the history of LWV ABC, at the Anoka County Historical Society. More Information on Exhibit and LWVABC Timeline Banner.
- LWV ABC member Erin Heers-McArdle elected to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.
- LWV ABC hosts the A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota Traveling Exhibit at the Northtown and Rum River Anoka County Libraries