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VOL.3, NO. 62 Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1913
4,000,000 WILL USE THE BIG STICK
ON CONGRESS TO GET BALLOT
Will Use Strength in Ten States to Whip Congress Into
Line Will Hold the Democratic Party Responsible
Because It's the Party in Power.
BY FREDERICK M. KERBY
' Washington, Dec. 10. "It's just a question of leverage-tKat's all!"
The speaker is Miss Alice Paul, chairman pt the congressional' commit
tee of the- woman suffrage association. Miss Paul is the big engineer who
will try to pry loose this year from a backward congress the necessary
amendment to the constitution for the enfranchisement of the whole fem
inine half of the population of the United States!
The question of leverage came up when I asked her to explain why the
suffragists have changed their plan of campaign and are endeavoring to
secure the federal amendment instead of pursuing only the policy of cap
turing the states one by one.
"You see," said Miss. Paul, "in the beginning of the suffrage fight, the
line of least resistance was to nab one state at a time. That necessitated
practically -the conversion or attempted conversion of the entire male
population of each state. By that method we have succeeded in winning
ten states. That means approximately four million women vote'rs. And a
woman voter becomes a very important thing lo a congressman or a senator
looking for re-election.
"That is vyhy I say it is a question of leverage. Ten states nearly four
million voters gives us a tremendous leverage on congress. We can noV
take the short-cut method in attempting to get a constitutional amendment