- Women's Moderation Union
The Women's Moderation Union, headed by
M. Louise Gross, helped belie the Women's Christian Temperance Union's insistence that it spoke for American women. When she heard the WCTU president make that assertion before the United States Congressin an effort to enhance its power and influence, Gross decided that those women who sought the repeal of prohibitionneeded a vehicle through which their voice of opposition could be heard.
libertarianorientation of the Women's Moderation Union did not resonate well with many women, Gross' organization was successful in mobilizing and giving visibility to many women who opposed the national prohibitionof alcoholic beverages.
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