WOMEN: Speeches

The National League of Women Voters met at Richmond, Va. President Belle Sherwin recorded the general chagrin that the 1924 Presidential vote was only 50.92% of the total voters—a less than 2% gain over 1920. The League had aimed to get out a 75% vote—or approximately 15,000,000 more voters than actually did their duty.

President Sherwin then met squarely the general criticism of women's organizations, which resolves itself into three charges:

1) Communistic programs.

2) Hasty endorsement of legislation.

3) Interest in Federal to the exclusion of local legislation.

The first charge is due, she said,...

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