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The Second Annual Meeting
The Woman's Peace Party
The Section for the United States of the International
Committee of Women for Permanent Peace
TO BE HELD IN
Washington, D.C., December 8-10, 1916, with Headquarters at
the New Ebbitt Hotel
Mass Meeting at the Belasco Theatre
Sunday Afternoon, December 10th, at 3 o'clock
No Charge for Admission Everybody Welcome
MRS. ANNA GARLIN SPENCER
<Possibly Miss Addams will speak>
"ACTION BY NEUTRALS TO SHORTEN THE WAR"
Professor Emily Greene Balch.
"A CITIZEN ARMY" Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead.
"A PROBLEM -- EDUCATION IN PATRIOTISM"
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young.
<Collection speech Mrs Kent>
"THE AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM" Miss Lillian Wald.
"THE EFFECT OF THIS WAR ON THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN THE BELLIGERENT AND THE NEUTRAL COUNTRIES"
Miss Janet E. Richards.
"DEPENDENT NATIONALITIES IN RELATION TO WORLD PEACE"
Miss Grace Abbott.
"THE WAR SETTLEMENT" Mrs. Anna Garlin Spencer. [page 2]
The Woman's Peace Party
National Headquarters, Room 500, 116 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
JANE ADDAMS, Chicago
MRS. CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, New York City
MRS. ANNA GARLIN SPENCER, Meadville, Pa.
MRS. WILLIAM KENT, Marin County, Cal.
MRS. LOUIS F. POST, Washington, D.C.
MRS. FREDERICK J. TAUSSIG, St. Louis, Mo.
MRS. LUCIA AMES MEAD, Boston, Mass.
MRS. WILLIAM I. THOMAS, 116 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
MISS SOPHONISBA P. BRECKINRIDGE, 116 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
MRS. ELEANOR G. KARSTEN, 116 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
PLATFORM ADOPTED AT WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 10, 1915
The purpose of this Organization is to enlist all American women in arousing the nations to respect the sacredness of human life and to abolish war. The following is adopted as our platform:
- The immediate calling of a convention of neutral nations in the interest of early peace.
- Limitation of armaments and the nationalization of their manufacture.
- Organized opposition to militarism in our own country.
- Education of youth in the ideals of peace.
- Democratic control of foreign policies.
- The further humanizing of governments by the extension of the franchise to women.
- "Concert of Nations" to supersede "Balance of Power."
- Action toward the gradual organization of the world to substitute Law for War.
- The substitution of an international police for rival armies and navies.
- Removal of the economic causes of war.
- The appointment by our government of a commission of men and women, with an adequate appropriation, to promote international peace.
Following the meeting of the Woman's Peace Party a Conference of Oppressed or Dependent Nationalities will be held at the New Ebbitt Hotel under the auspices of the American Delegates to the Congress After the War. [page 3]
To be held in the White Parlor of the New Ebbitt Hotel.
The Business Sessions are open to all Members of The Woman's Peace Party, but voting rights are vested only in the following:
"Each member-at-large who pays one dollar or more into the National Treasury, and who has been a member for at least six months, shall be entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting. Each Local Branch, and each State Branch which is not composed of Local Branches, shall be entitled to one delegate for each twenty members, or one for the first twenty members or less. Each affiliated Group shall be entitled to one delegate. No person shall have more than one vote."
Friday, December 8th, 10:00 A.M.
Roll Call by States.
Opening of Convention, Miss Addams.
Reports of Officers and Chairmen of Standing Committees.
Election of Committees on Nominations and Resolutions.
Friday, 2:30 P.M.
Discussion of Congressional Program. The following articles from the Program adopted January 10th, 1916, have been proposed as claiming the continued interest and support of the Woman's Peace Party. Each of these propositions will be presented in a five minutes' speech and then thrown open for discussion.
1. That action be taken to bring about the creation of a joint commission of experts representing Japan, China and the United States, to study the complex and important questions at issue between the Orient and the United States, and to make recommendations to the various governments involved.
To be presented by Miss Marion Tilden Burritt of New York; discussion to be opened by Mrs. C. E. Cumberson of California.
2. That action be taken by our Government to establish Federal Control over Aliens.
To be presented by Mrs. Gilson Gardner of Washington, D.C.; discussion to be opened by Mrs. Frederick Taussig of St. Louis, Missouri. <Mrs Kelley protest>
[written in left margin]<(unnaturalized? Mrs Wilmarth)>
3. That action be taken to convene the Third Hague Conference at the earliest possible moment.
To be presented by Mrs. Fannie Fern Andrews of Boston; discussion to be opened by Mrs. William I. Hull of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
The following additional subjects are presented for consideration and adoption:
4. That legislative action be taken in accordance with the principle that investments by capitalists of one country in the resources of another, shall be made at the risk of the investors without claim to the official protection of their own government.
To be presented by Mrs. Frank Cothren of New York; discussion to be opened by Mrs. Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin. <Mrs. Evans.>
5. That action be taken for the establishment and maintenance of a just and righteous relationship between our government and our own dependencies, [Puerto] Rico, Haiti, [Santo] Domingo, etc.
To be presented by Miss S. P. Breckinridge of Chicago; discussion to be opened by Mrs. Henry Villard of New York.
6. That action be taken to secure the repeal of the "Draft" clause in the Army Reorganization Bill.
(The so-called Hayden "joker," by the substitution of the word "Draft" for "Call" makes conscription in time of war legal for men from eighteen to forty-five.)
To be presented by Miss Zona Gale
of Wisconsin; discussion to be opened by Miss Sarah Wambaugh
of Boston. <Mrs Mead, Miss Eastman, Mrs Post> [page 4]
7. That favorable action be taken upon the Hensley Clause of the Naval Appropriations Bill.
(This authorizes the President to suspend orders before contracts are made after the war ends, provided world organization is established sufficiently to make "unnecessary the maintenance of competitive armaments." The President is authorized to invite the great governments of the world to establish such organizations.)
To be presented by Mrs. James Warbasse of Brooklyn, New York; <Mrs Forbes><Mrs A.T.P.> discussion to be opened by Mrs. A. Morris Carey of Baltimore, Maryland.
A fuller statement of these measures will be in the hands of all delegates.
8. That action be taken to establish and develop enduring relationships of comity and good will with the other American commonwealths, including Mexico.
To be presented by Miss Crystal Eastman of New York; discussion to be opened by Mrs. William Kent of California. <Mrs Andrews>
9. That action be taken before the completion of the purchase of the Danish West Indies, to secure a referendum vote of the population of the Islands.
To be presented by Mrs. Joseph Fels of Philadelphia; discussion to be opened by Miss Leonora O'Reilly of Brooklyn, New York. <Mrs Post, Mrs Cothren.>
[written in left margin]<Suffrage -- Mrs Kelley>
Further discussion of these measures will be taken up after the regular program on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Friday, 8:00 P.M.
Discussion on Military Training in the Public Schools.
To be presented by Mrs. Eleanor G. Karsten of Chicago; discussion to be participated in by Mrs. Amos Pinchot of New York, Mrs. Ruth Spray of [Colorado], Mrs. Frederick Holt of Michigan and other State Chairmen.
Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 A.M.
Reports from State Chairmen and Branches, led by Miss Janet Richards, State Chairman of the District of Columbia.
Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Report of Committee on Resolutions.
Report of Committee on Nominations.
Election of Officers.
Saturday, 4:00 P.M.
Reception to officers and delegates at the residence of Mrs. W. Thompson Burch, President of the Washington Branch of the Woman's Peace Party, 1627 Connecticut Avenue.
Saturday, 8:30 P.M.
Discussion on the War in Relation to the High Cost of Living. <Miss Doty> By Dr. Alice Hamilton of Chicago, Miss Edith Abbott of Chicago and others.
CALIFORNIA -- Northern, Mrs. C. E. Cumberson, 601 University Avenue, Palo Alto. Southern, Mrs. E. C. [Bellow], 1422 Grammercy Place, Los Angeles.
COLORADO -- Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, Department of Public Instruction, Denver. <Mrs Spray>
[written in left margin]<L. Hughes, Canada>
CONNECTICUT -- Mrs. Edward Baldwin Whitney, 188 Bishop Street, New Haven.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- Miss Janet Richards, "The Wyoming," Washington. <Mrs Burch>
HAWAII -- Mrs. Sanford B. Dole, Honolulu.
ILLINOIS -- Mrs. Mary H. Wilmarth, Congress Hotel, Chicago.
<X> INDIANA -- Mrs. R. C. Bennett, 1601 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis.
KENTUCKY -- Miss Laura White, 211 North Third Street, Denville.
LOUISIANA -- Mrs. Royden Douglas, 7825 Elm Street, New Orleans.
MARYLAND -- Mrs. A. Morris Carey, 1004 Cathedral Street, Baltimore.
MASSACHUSETTS -- Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes, 280 Adams Street, Milton. <Miss Dudley, Mrs Evans>
MICHIGAN -- Mrs. Frederick H. Holt, 93 Eliot Street, Detroit.
<X> MINNESOTA -- Miss Hope McDonald, 201 Ridgewood Avenue, Minneapolis.
MONTANA -- Mrs. James Floyd Denison, 1926 Argyle Street, Butte.
NEVADA -- Mrs. J. E. Church, 358 Washington Street, Reno.
NEW JERSEY -- Miss Elizabeth A. Allen, 70 Hudson Street, Hoboken. Chairman for Northern Section. New Jersey Division, -- Mrs Clara S. Laddey, 52 New Lawn Avenue, Arlington, N.J. <Mrs Cory>
NEW YORK -- Mrs. Frank Williams, 54 Irving Place, Buffalo. <Miss Burritt>
<X> NORTH DAKOTA -- Mrs. C. A. Finch, La Moure.
PENNSYLVANIA -- Mrs. William I. Hull, care Swarthmore College, Swarthmore.
RHODE ISLAND -- Mrs. Henry I. Cushman, 26 Pitman Street, Providence. <Miss Hatch>
SOUTH DAKOTA -- Miss Alice Lorraine Daly, Normal School, Madison.
SOUTH CAROLINA -- Mrs. S. O. Plowden, Manning.
<Wisconsin -- Miss Kellogg>
<X Mrs Thomas read reports. [?] Mrs Mead>