E.C. Warriner supported women's equality and publicly spoke in favor of women's suffrage. A letter from Alice Paul, when she chaired the Congressional Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (pictured left) can be found in Warriner's papers, held by the Clarke Historical Library.
In 1914, while addressing the "Winter Club" in Saginaw Michigan in a speech titled "A History of the Suffrage" he wrote "I am fully persuaded in my own mind of the justice of the demand of the women for a right to vote." Warriner was a member of the Michigan Equal Suffrage Association, and helped Michigan to become one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment, which recognized women's Constitutional right to vote.
In 1918, approximately one year into his Presidency of "Central State Normal," Warriner spoke at a "Big Mass Meeting" for women's suffrage at Alma High School. The image to the left, from the Alma Record (September 5, 1918). Many thanks to the official historian of Gratiot County, Jim Godpseed who discussed this item on his Gratiot County History blog in 2018 and supplied this image to us at the EC Warriner project. Jim graduated from CMU in 1983.