My dear Miss Addams:
I want to tell you how happy the women in California are feeling over the stand you have taken for the Progressive Party. It brings a great deal of strength even to suffrage states like California, and it must be of much more value to the women of other states who are still battling for equal suffrage. It ought to come much more rapidly as a national movement of the strong, new party under whose banner we are now enrolling.
I note that you are to be one of the national campaign speakers, and that at present you are in Maine, my dear old native state. I hope that we will be so fortunate as to have you come to the Pacific Coast, and right now, I want to put in an invitation for you to speak under the management of the Roosevelt Progressive League of Los Angeles County.
I also note that you are the victim of the "non-partisan" delusion that does not distinguish between the rights of the individual, and the claims of a society, or organization. My organization work here in Los Angeles has been very much hampered by even our Roosevelt women holding convictions that they should be non-partisan because they are leaders in social movements. But there has been a great light since the Chicago convention, and I want to thank you for the help you have [page 2] given in this direction.
Hoping that I may have the pleasure of welcoming you to Los Angeles, I am,
Florence C. Porter [signed]