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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 15, 1912, Image 5

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CHICAGO SUFFRAGISTS WANT PUBLIC SENTIMENT:
HAVE STARRED WHIRLWIND CAMPAIGN
Determined to win the right of
equal suffrage with the men, but
appealing to public sentiment
rather than resorting to violence
as are their English sisters, Chi
cago suffrigists, with the action
o Judge Owen in allowing them
to submit their appeal to a refer-1
endum of the male voters of the
city as an entering wedge, have
started a campaign that will end
only when they have been given
the ballot. -
Three women's political organ
izations, the Chicago Political
'Equality League, the- 'Illinois
Equal Suffrage Association and
the Illinois Political Equality
Club, have welded together for
the fight, and a whirlwind cam
paign will be carried on right up
to primary day, April 9 Head-
quarters have, been established at
room 938, 4iO,'S. Michigan ave.,
the offices of the "Illinois Politi
cal Equality Club, and-Mrs. Cath
erine Waugh MeCulloch, presi
dent of the club, is directing the
activities of thewomen workers.-
Able lecturers, including Miss
Jane Addanis.Dr. Anna Blount,
Mrs. Catherine Waugh Me
Culloch, Mrs.Raymdnd Robins'
of the Women's Trades Union
League, Miss Virginia Brooks
and Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout
will speak on the question at
meetings throughout the city.
The women will not hold meet
'ings of their own, but will ask
the different political organiza
tions to allow them a few minutes
at each gathering to put their
claims for suffrage before the
men voters.
It is the intention of the suff
rage organizations to station
workers near the 1,400 "polling
places primary day to approach
every voter and appeal to him. to
aid in the "cause." House to house
canvassing is another method
that' will be used to stir up senti
ment in favor 4f the women.
In addition to speaking at ppli
tical meetings the women 'are
planning a "tonneau campaign."
taking the place of the old cart
tail speechmaking. Lecturers
will be rushed around in autos to
speak at noonday meetings at fac
tories and open-air gatherings in
the street, both day and night.
Mrs. MeCulloch was enthusias- '
tic today over the action of Judge
Owens and the probability ofjn- -""
dorsement of women suffrage at
the primaries.
"I am sure that the men will
show by a heavy majority at the
primaries that they are in favor of
extending the vote to us. We are
makingfights along sane and sen
sible lings, using arguments as
our sole' weapon. And I think
we are using good arguments. Of
course, we understand that an in
dorsement for our cause would
not be binding on members of the
assembly, but it will" be a great
moral weapon in our hands when
we go to the legislature andq
show its members that the man
voters in Chicago favor us. Down
state the sentiment is over-
whelmingly for votes for women D

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