Advocacy chain letter. Woman's suffrage - Oklahoma. "The
women assisted in the settlement of this territory ..." US, 1899.
You are cordially invited to join
the ranks of suffrage advocates in Oklahoma. We intend to form the woman's
suffrage people into one immense club and make the people - everybody - its
The next session of the Oklahoma legislature has agreed to take up the suffrage
question, and we must be there in full force. At the last session we succeeded
in getting the measure through the lower house and having it placed on the
senate calendar. There, on account of some other measures supposed to be
more important, it remained and died.
Every woman in Oklahoma is entitled to a vote. The women assisted in
the settlement of this territory and helped to beautify and elevate it. Now
we must be allowed to vote.
The recipient of this letter is requested to write a similar one to four
friends. In this manner the suffrage question will be argued around the fire-sides
of the members of the legislature and next time our bill will pass.
Published: The Courier (Lincoln,
Nebraska), April 15, 1899, p. 5.
"Many and various are the objects of the chain letter. The latest use to
which it has been put is to further the cause of woman's suffrage in Oklahoma.
Suffragists made a losing fight in the last legislature and have already
commenced the campaign for favorable legislation at the next session. ¶
The endless chain letter to be used reads as follows:" [text]
Entered by DWV, Sept. 13, 2014.
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