Petition from Minnie Fisher Cunningham of the Texas Woman Suffrage Association

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Petition from Minnie Fisher Cunningham of the Texas Woman Suffrage Association  (1916) 
by Minnie Fisher Cunningham

Texas Woman Suffrage Association

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Honorary President

 Miss M. Eleanor Brackenridge
 San Antonio


National Legislative Committeeman

 Mrs. Elizabeth Hearndon Potter
 Tyler


Treasurer

 Mrs. Anna E. Walker
 3900 Ave. C., Austin

President

 Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunningham
 Galveston


 Recording Secretary

 Mrs. John Davis
 3801 Holmes St., Dallas


First Auditor

 Mrs. Elizabeth Stribling Maury
 San Antonio

First Vice-President

 Miss Kate Hunter
 Palestine


 Corresponding Secretary

 Mrs. G. Scott Shannon
 2327 Ave. M., Galveston


Second Auditor

 Mrs. M. P. Ostro
 Houston

Second Vice-President

 Mrs. Lindley Miller Keasbey
 "Inshallah," Austin




Headquarters:
3128 AVENUE O½
GALVESTON, TEXAS


National Executive Committeeman

 Miss Marion B. Fenwick
 204 Pecan St., San Antonio

May 2nd, 1916.

Honorable Harry H. Dale, M.C.
Washington D. C.

Dear Sir:—

You are urgently requested to do all in your power to have the Amendment to the Federal Constitution known as the "Susan B. Anthony Suffrage Amendment", reported out of the Judiciary Committee, so that it may be voted on in the House of Representatives at an early date.

We respectfully call your attention to the fact that our National Government is supported by the taxes collected from women citizens as well as men citizens, tho that is going directly against that cry for political liberty which our fore fathers threw into the very teeth of their oppressors -- "Taxation without representation is TYRANNY"! And we feel that legislation which affects all of the women of this nation has the same right to consideration by Congress that other important legislation should receive.

We wish you to know that the Texas Woman Suffrage Association, which is composed of many thousands of men and women, has endorsed the Federal Amendment for Woman Suffrage in it's Constitution, so that you may not labor under the delusion that we place State's Rights above Human Rights. But as this is not a question in which the State's Rights bogy is involved, since we are merely asking for the removal of a sex discrimination and not for any radical revision of the voting qualifications in any State, perhaps the above information is superfluous.

 Very truly yours,

Minnie Fisher Cunningham

President.


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