The KDL is under construction

University of Kentucky materials are on ExploreUK. This item: Item 44 of Reports of the Twenty-Eight and Twenty-Nine Annual Conventions of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Lexington, Kentucky, November 30th and December 1st, 1917 and at Louisville, Kentucky, March 11th and 12th, 1919..

Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Item 44 of Reports of the Twenty-Eight and Twenty-Nine Annual Conventions of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Held at Lexington, Kentucky, November 30th and December 1st, 1917 and at Louisville, Kentucky, March 11th and 12th, 1919.

Part of Kentucky Equal Rights Association minutes and reports

H1 '1 Whereas, When President Wilson called upon the vigor of American . manhood to defend the ideals of liberty, humanity and justice upon which . this country was founded, he at the same time recognized that the demand , for sacrice and service was equally made upon the women of the land, 1 giving their men to ght, and themselves to toil in the heat of the day and 1 ' . the vigils of the night, and . Whereas, His great mind was thereby quickened to the truth that . . since women enlisted for the cause of Democracy, and in the name of 1 world-citizenship, they should at once be accorded the privileges of the Government whose burdens they were bearing with such efficiency, and 1 1 Whereas, He found an added reason for the immediate granting of 1 the suffrage, in the countrys urgent need for womans voice in the problems of re-construction, and 3 Whereas, To this end President Wilson straightway gave his earnest . : support and utmost endeavor, and, in behalf of the submission of the Federal Suffrage Amendment, addressed the Congress of the United States, in noble phrase and powerful argument which exhilarated the spirit of 1 the women throughout the country, and heartened them to bear with i 1 renewed patience further delay and disappointment, 1; Therefore, Be it resolved that, The Kentucky Equal Rights Associa- . 1, tion assembled in its Twentyninth Convention, at Louisville, Kentucky, 1 March 11th, 1919, express its grateful appreciation to President Woodrow . Wilson for his unswerving loyalty to the cause of the enfranchisement of 1 women, that it acknowledge a just pride in his support, as that of the , recognized worldleader today, that it applaud his shining merit. which has ' lled the world with his fame, and that it rejoice that, under Gods bless- ing, he has carried the nation safely through dark days of perplexity and I struggle, bringing it, at last, to the dawn of a new day of peace founded 1 upon mercy, justice and good-will. 1 1 . . R E S O L U T I O N Whereas, The President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, has ; made clear his advocacy of the political recognition of women, and, when- : ever the weight of his spoken word was enlisted, has ably supported the , cause of woman suffrage in powerful and eloquent public utterance, and Whereas, Notwithstanding his absolutely unequivocal position in favor of this great cause, the militant suffragists have sought to harass . and embarrass him, and 42

Hosted by the University of Kentucky

Contact us: kdl-help@lsv.uky.edu

Contributors: