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James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952 / Ada James papers, correspondence, 1912, Dec. 24-31, [1912]
Wis Mss OP, Box 17, Folder 4 ([unpublished])

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The great Woman Sffrage prade which took place in
new York on-May 4 will go down in history as one of the most
representative and democratic demonstrations this country has
ever known. Thousands upon thousands of women of every class
and oecupation--multi-millionaires, college professors, doctors,
lavyers, authors, artists, nurses, stenographers, dressmakers,
oooks, laundresses--marched shoulder to shoulder, united by
their commoom cause, with a dignity and seriousness of purpose
born of profound faith in a great principle. At the close of
the parade a.mass meeting was held in Carnegie Hall, at which
$2500. was collected.
Plans are maturing in Michigan for the work incident
to the suffrage campaign which will be vigorously waged for the
next six months, or until the November election. The entire
State is being organized by counties, with headquarters at
Detroit, from which speakers, organizers and literature will be
sent Out.
The 'Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, In conven-
tion at Little. Rock a few days ago unanimously adopted a resolu-
tion to ask the next State Legislature to extend the school
suffrage to women.
Missouri women, supported by every woman's organiza-
tion in the State, have entered upon a campaign for the ballot.
Initiative petitions calling for the submission to the electors
of a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote
for all city, county, State and 'ederal offices in Missouri were
placed in circulation last week, and reports to the headquarters
of the suffrage association show that they are being signed at
rapid rate.
Georgia is among the Southern States which are devel-
oping a strong sentiment in favor of votes for women. Miss
Alice Ormond, a beautiful and talented young writer of Atlanta,
who has made a notable success in New York, is one of the lead-
era of the movement in the South.
Wisconsin has a splendidly equipped Men's League for
Woman Suffrage, the personnel of which will have great influence
on the present campaign. Kansas has several Men's Leagues in
various parts of the State, with others in process of formation.
The Men's Leagues for Woman Suffrage in Ohio are composed of the
leading men of the State, many of whom are taking active part in
the campaign. Michigan was one of the first States in which a
Men's League was formed. New Hampshire has one of the largest
in the United States, and the one recently organized at Dart-
mouth College is co-operating with the State Campaign Conmmittee
in an effort to secure the submission of the amendment to the
electors. The men of Oregon will hold a convention during the
summer for the purpose of furthering the cause of woman suffrage
in that State and carrying the amendment in November.


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