Thursday, October 16, 2014

Suffolk Workers at Riverhead Expect Victory--and the Vote--in 1917

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle |Sunday, June 18, 1916
"Owen R. Lovejoy, secretary of the National Child Labor Committee, in an excellent address declared that as the women are better than men we need them in our civic and political affairs. He added that 'when mothers get the ballot the children will get better educations, bad tenement conditions will be removed, child labor will be reduced to a minimum, and we need the women's ballot to help rejuvenate our democracy in America.'"

"District officers were elected by ballot as follows: Mrs. G. S. Baxter, Bellport, Vice leaders, Miss Grace Homan, Patchogue; Miss Louise Painter, Sag Harbor; Mrs. W. C. Atwater, Westhampton Beach; Mrs. D. T. Hinckley, Wading River; and Mrs. J. Bonelli, Port Jefferson; secretary, Mrs. Edward White, Southampton; treasurer, Miss Dorothy Canfield, Patchogue."

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