Call to Civic Duty
Making the case for voting as an urgent, even patriotic duty, Anne Mergen stacks paperwork as a visual metaphor in this drawing. Her cartoon exemplifies her direct approach to issues. Like her contemporary and peer, Herblock, she advocated strongly for the importance of voting as a major civic duty. Few if any other women held a comparable position while she worked as the editorial cartoonist for the Miami Daily News from 1933–1956.