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Finance Drive Over the Top -- And a Wee Bit More! (Marion Saunders)
Voters Service Committee
Voters Service Views
Local Agenda
New Publications
Gleanings from Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, Inc.

Gleanings from Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, Inc.

Busy New York Office

Report from the New York office sounds like it is a busy place but fascinating and it makes us want to be there, too:

"It is usually the Washington Office which is kept busy escorting visitors around to pre-election activities. This year we have also had a strenuous time. Visitors included a Japanese Member of Parliament, a Police Lt. Colonel, a former Lord Mayor, now the head of a school; journalists from Latin America and two Japanese ladies who are radio producers. On election day, all of the above, as well as representatives from Afghanistan, Austria, Brazil, Ethiopia, Formosa, Germany, India, and Pakistan were shown actual balloting.

"Straight electioneering is not too different anywhere in the world. It's the different little wrinkles that are fascinating. The sound trucks and the number of buttons and bangles were of the greatest interest as novelties."

Mrs. John Gillin in Latin-America

Many of us had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Gillin last summer and remember how she brought the South American countries closer for us. She is busy in Latin-America and reports say:

"Mrs. Gillin has added to our knowledge of both geography and the multifariousness of women's activities by her Latin-American correspondence, and we are fascinated by learning to put the proper accents on Spanish and Portuguese addresses':

A Precious Freedom

"Thought control used as a lever to control man's mind and actions does not seem to have any geographical limitations.

"Here, we must constantly battle to be free to understand, by reading, the nature of the ideology which has captured the imagination of a large part of the world's population. Freedom to read and discuss has become a major defense problem. Elsewhere people have to smuggle in and hide after doing so, literature which might contain any ideas contra the indigenous dictatorships.

"We have recently heard of a brave lady in the Argentine who, during the Peron regime, courageously acquired and read all the League of Women Voters literature she could find to prepare herself for citizenship when freedom to act became a fact!"

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