"Woman’s Suffrage Approved Part 2," Oregonian, January 17, 1912, 7.
WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE APPROVED
State Federation of Labor at The Dalles is Unanimous in Opinion
W.M. Davis returned Monday from The Dalles, where he presented a resolution before the State Federation of Labor, in session there, in favor of woman’s suffrage. The resolution was unanimously passed. Officers of the Federation asked the locals to support the measure and to work among members and individuals throughout the state in its favor. The resolution as presented was in part as follows:
That, whereas, the question of equal suffrage will be placed upon the ballot at the next election, in November of this year, in the following form: “In all elections not otherwise provided for by this constitution, every citizen of the United States, of the age of 21 years and upwards, who shall have resided in the state during the six months immediately preceding such election, and every person of foreign birth of the age of 21 years and upwards, who shall have resided in this state during the six months immediately preceding such election, and shall have declared his or her intention to become a citizen of the United States one year preceding such election, conformably to the laws of the United States on the subject of naturalization, shall be entitled to vote at all elections authorized by law”; and,
Whereas, There does not appear to be any reason why women should not have equal rights with men in voting: be it, therefore,
Resolved, That the State Federation of Labor of Oregon, hereby assembled, recommend and indorse the initiative petition which has been heretofore filed with the Secretary of State, giving women the right of suffrage in the state of Oregon; and be it further
Resolved, That this body recommend to every subordinate body in the state of Oregon that equal suffrage be indorsed in the state of Oregon, and that every voter in the state of Oregon, members of this body, or any subordinate body, use their utmost efforts, and vote for said initiative ballot at the next election to be held in November.
N.J. Sinnott and Judge R.R. Butler have promised to campaign Eastern Oregon for the cause of suffrage.
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