American Association for Labor Legislation
131 East 23d St., New York City,
Feb. 13, 1913My dear Mr. Washington:
In December we wrote asking you to help us in this year's legislative campaign. Perhaps our letter failed to reach you; or did it fail to make clear our aims?
Much of the suffering caused by industrial accidents and diseases and by the debilitating fatigue of seven-day labor, may be PREVENTED. But how?
We have definite plans. (See leaflet enclosed).
Over 40 state legislatures are now at work on labor laws. We need a large, earnest, intelligent membership to support our carefully drawn bills for promoting the health and safety of wage-earners.
Will you not [cooperate] with us? If you cannot give time, your membership fee will help further the work.
Minimum membership fee, including subscription to our quarterly Review, is but $3.
Jane Addams [signed]
Irving Fisher [signed]
John B. Andrews [signed]
Samuel McCune Lindsay [signed]
P. S. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.