Louisville Equal Rights Association Minute Book, 1895 March 4 (pt. 3) - 1895 April 1 (pt. 1)

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Louisville Equal Rights Association Minute Book, 1895 March 4 (pt. 3) - 1895 April 1 (pt. 1)

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Louisville Equal Rights Association

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1895 March 4 - 1895 April 1

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Mss BJ L894

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to be urged on the Legislature, at its next meeting, was stated: School suffrage, a law raising the age of consent, the establishing a State Reformatory for women and girls, and the employment of female physicians in insane asylums; also bringing the woman suffrage question before the different political conventions.

Minutes of Meeting April 1st 1895

Meeting convened at the usual place and time, with Mrs. Leech in the Chair. Minutes of March 4thread and approved. The Corresponding Secretary read letters from Rev. Drs. Heywood and Jones in acknowledgment of their election as honorary members of the E.R.A.

Also a letter from Mr. A. G. Munn stating that while in earnest sympathy with the objects of the Association, he would be compelled to decline the office of President, as his time was fully occupied. He acknowledged the compliment the ladies had paid him, but thought they should have a woman for President.

The Treasurer reported $14.40 as the amount at present in the treasury.

Mrs. Leech then gave a statement of the work for the year. Bringing the suffrage question before the different political conventions as they meet being first in point of time. The question of school suffrage, and a change in the age of consent law, will both be before our next legislature and every effort should be put forth to have them carried through successfully. The distribution of literature on these subjects was work that could be begun at once.

It was moved and carried that a committee be appointed to visit the offices of all the city papers and

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Louisville Equal Rights Association, “Louisville Equal Rights Association Minute Book, 1895 March 4 (pt. 3) - 1895 April 1 (pt. 1),” The Filson Historical Society , accessed June 16, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/881.