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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1912, Image 5

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WOMEN HARD AT 'WORK
TO MAKE THEIR POINT
If hard and consistent work
will have any bearing on there
suit, the seventeenth 'ward will
give an overwhelming majority
for woman suffrage at the pri
maries, April 9. i
The Woman's Trades Union
League, one of the leading or
ganizations enlisted in the votes
for women battle, has selected
this ward as its particular field of
effort, and the campaign of edu
cation as to the benefits the
women claim will result from
granting them the ballot will be
carried on right up to the minute
the polls close.
For each of the 27 precincts in
the ward a captain has been ap
pointed, whose duty it will be to
see that a house to house person
al canvas is made every house in
the district. Volunteers have
signified their willingness to as
sist in the canvas and the distri
bution of the suffrage literature.
This campaign of visitation is
expected to sway .sentiment to
ward the women, following the
initial march of a band of suffra
gists, led by Mrs. Raymond Ro
bins andMiss Mary Anderson,
through the territory yesterday.
No effort was made to cover the
entire word in vesterdav's tour.
that being: left to the nrecincti
captains.
Hearquarters for the ward
have ' been established at the
home of Mrs. Raymond Robins,
president of the Woman's Trades
Union League, 1437 W. Ohio
street, and from there Miss Em
ma Pischell, in charge of the pre-
cinct captains, will direct her
workers. In a whirlwind finale,
the women are planning to go to
the polls at 6No'clock the morning
of primary day toiistribute suff
rage tracts and "plug" for the .
cause. -
While centering its efforts in
the 17th ward, the. league wilrnot
neglect other' fields in which it
wields a strong influence. Sam
ple ballots showing how a voter
should make his mark to vote
"yes" on the suffrage question
have been printed, and these will
be spread broadcast among
union men throughout the city
and members of the league are
addressing the different union
meetings every night.
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