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j GO WEST, IF YOU WANT A VOTE; SLOGAN OF POLITICAL UNION Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch to set an Ex-example Ex-example Ex-example by Acquiring Legal Residence in Kansas Will Head a Party Consisting of Widows and Unmarried Unmarried Women. i "Go West, young woman," is the slogan of the Woman's Political Union, as voiced by its president, Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch. "There It la that you will find the political Utopia for women." is tho gist of her reasons as to why she and a number of others are going to establish establish their legal residence out West. "There are four States," sho ex plained to an Eagle representative who called upon her at her home In Manhattan, "which will allow us to vote after we have established a legal residence within their boundaries for six months. And we are going to do so in time to qualify for the .November election. The. four States are Kunsas, Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. which of the four Stales is the orcd one?" she was aaked. I expect to go to Kansas." said she promptly. "Yon know my father .. lea.liiu; Abolitionist, and lie was always enthusiastic about Kansas-and Kansas-and Kansas-and the Free Soil party. Kansas to me. lias always been a Slate which has made for itself a splendid history fighting for political freedom. In fact ve called it the real Rock of Gibraltar for democracy. Why, years before they gave women the full vote she had tho right of tho municipal vote. And I have always wanted to go but while my husband, who was a British subject, was alive, it was not possible but now there Is nothing to prevent me. 'So In going I am merely realizing old dream an innermost desire of mine to go where there is political freedom for women. Some people may think this statement even silly-but silly-but silly-but I don't. There may be nothing In vote for them but there deuce from Sluui ham. I I., lo Kan sua" thai rs. ISlatch said thai she thought the number of Baatern women led with the idea ol going West to would continually increase, le Interviewer pointed oul that would be a difficult thing fur some en, in many ways, especially icially. and that the exodus must isarlly be confined to a few. a woman the other' ic how . "I told il.a i But aside from the fulfillment of ; v a much-longed-for much-longed-for much-longed-for much-longed-for much-longed-for personal wish, dolunxiou you think that your action will ac- ac- Van compllsh anything for the suffrage i Politic cause?" asked tho interviewer. i .Mrs. 'Certainly." was the emphatic pnia. reply, "we women are beginning a The most earnest campaign for the protec- protec- Womei tion of our political rights, under the I "ill be national Constitution. And in the I are gi hands of the voting women of tho now." West rests the rapid decision of set- set- don't tling the issue and pressing it po- po- down . lltlcally." ; Amu "As soon as the reiereiiuuni taileif. , oxpcri knew that the only way to ac-1 ac-1 ac-1 cal Un compllsh our purpose would be to j Mrs. A crystallize the idea of the women of, "Nex the West getting together and help-1 help-1 help-1 formed ing the women of the East attain 1 am go their political freedom. six months straight?" she was asked. "No," and she showed The Eagle representative a letter from the Governor Governor of that State, explaining that one had merely had to come and establish establish one's self there and declare an intention to maintain a residence. And so I am transferring my resi- resi- in this city this president of the Women's lion of New Jersey, and Lawrence ol Chiladel- Chiladel- ing campaign that the If they t they go ie representative. "I one of a ..mmittee Women's Political mate completely with al Union. This was inference of the Sen-of Sen-of Sen-of the Women's Pnlit-h Pnlit-h Pnlit-h was In-Ill In-Ill In-Ill at Syra- Syra- central executive board

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 03 Feb 1916, Thu,
  3. Page 26

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