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The National Agenda Item

The following important suggestion is presented for your consideration by Mrs. Jules Fine:

"At the February meeting of the LWV there was discussion of the proposed national agenda item which was accepted as read by a vote of 7 - 5 with many abstentions. I believe that if the agenda item were reworded as follows it would receive more complete support:

The League of Women Voters will work to support a program of Universal Collective Security within the United Nations including cooperative aid for international economic advancement, related whenever possible to the United Nations.

"The suggested change in wording of the proposed item follows logically from our recommendation to change the wording of the preamble. It places the need for world peace above the need for our own security.

"Our mutual security program stresses the strengthening of the United States and its allies by rearmament so that we can win an eventual war. The universal collective security program aims, to quote the United Nations charter, 'to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principals of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace.'

"It is toward this ideal, the prevention of war, rather than the winning of a war, that the League should direct its efforts.

"I hereby notify the members of the League of my intention to move for repeal of our acceptance of the proposed agenda item and to propose the substitution as reworded above."

Mrs. Jules Fine

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