Minutes of the Second Annual Convention of the North Carolina League of Women Voters, February 16, 1922, page 1.
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Minutes of the Second Annual Convention of the North Carolina League of Women Voters
Greensboro, N.C., February 16, 1922
At 10 o’clock, Thursday morning, February 16, 1922, the second Annual Convention of the North Carolina League of Women Voters was called to order by the State Chairman, Miss Gertrude Weil, after which the audience joined in the Lord’s Prayer.
Committees were next appointed by the Chairman. Mrs. Julian B. Salley of Aiken, S.C., Third Regional Director, was introduced by the Chairman.
Mrs. Salley made a short and instructive address on the work of the State Leagues in the southeast.
Miss Weil, State Chairman, made the following annual report:
“Members of the North Carolina League of Women Voters and Friends:
The purpose and plan of the League of Women Voters is so simple, so logical and compelling that one needs only to understand it fully to become convinced of its truly important place in the life of the woman citizen.
As full fledged citizens, with equal privileges as men citizens, we have now also equal obligations toward our government. How can we discharge these obligations most efficiently, most serviceably? First, by being INFORMED, by KNOWING – knowing how our city, our county, our State, our nation is governed, who are its officers, how their duties are executed, what are its laws, how they are made, how they are administered, knowing wherein they are adequate and progressive, wherein they are unjust or detrimental to the common good. We want knowledge based on facts, convictions founded on painstaking investigation. To this end we urge all women to study their government, both theoretically and as an operating actuality; we urge them to attend the meetings of their alderman and county commissioners, to follow the doings of their legislators when they get to the State Capitol, to keep [continued on the next page]
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