"Men Align for Women," Oregonian, January 09, 1912, 12.







Object Is to Enlist Electors to Help Cause and Form State Body. Labor’s O.K. Sought.

An organization to be known as the Men’s Equal Suffrage Club of Multnomah County will be launched at another public meeting to be held in the interest of equal suffrage in the assembly-room at the Commercial Club Friday night. This was decided yesterday at a meeting of the committee on ways and means of organizing, selected at the public meeting last week. This committee consists of C.B. Merrick, Will H. Daly, Alex Sweek, C.W. Fulton and Dan J. Malarkey.
It was decided that the officers of the club are to consist of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three directors, all seven to compose the executive committee. No dues, assessments or membership fees are to be demanded. The club will be supported by voluntary contributions. Membership cards will be printed and an effort made to induce all men who are in sympathy with the equal suffrage movement to ally themselves with the organization.
When this club is in good running order it is proposed to have it take the initiative in calling delegates from all parts of the state to meet in Portland and perfect a state-wide organization. The plan is to have the county clubs operate as auxiliaries to the organization embracing all parts of the state.
W.M. Davis, father of the latest movement in favor of allowing women the ballot, and Mrs. Abigal Scott Duniway, the equal suffrage pioneer, have been invited to appear before the delegates attending the convention of the State Federation of Labor at The Dalles next Monday. They have arranged to go and expect to get the indorsement of organized labor for equal suffrage.

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