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ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. CHILDREN'S CODE COMMISSION - appointed by Governor Davis at the request of the League. The findings of this Commission have been embodied in bills covering many and important phases of child life. The passage of these bills by the General Assembly will be invaluable to the State's social welfare. NINE HOUR BILL -  Through the League's activity public sentiment has been aroused for a nine hour work day for women in factories, stores, restaurants and laundries, and it seems probable that this bill will pass in the General Assembly. ELECTIONS - The League has been instrumental in having a woman appointed a member of the Richmond Electoral Board. The Richmond League prevented separate listing of men's and women's names on the poll books, thus increasing the chances for fair elections. It also prevented the closing of the office of the Central Registrar prior to the Primary. Ruling was secured from the Attorney General extending the time in which women might register according to the law pertaining to new voters. Ruling was secured also providing that women absent from home on Primary or Election day, in the pursuit of their "habitual duty", may vote under the "absent voters' law"- CONFERENCE ON GOVERNMENTAL EFFICIENCY - called by Governor Davis at the request of the League. CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION - has been greatly stimulated by the League's efforts. The University of Virginia established a separate course in citizenship in its Extension Department, with a woman in charge. The College of William and Mary has also given extension lectures in citizenship education. Under the auspices of the Richmond League meetings for education in citizenship are being held every Thursday afternoon in the foyer of the Woman's Club, 211 E. Franklin Street. INFORMATION - given concerning duties of public officers, names of candidates, how to secure absent voter's ballot, etc. Meetings held prior to Primary and General Election to hear candidates for State and local offices. APPOINTMENT OF WOMEN-- The League has done much to secure the appointment of women as Division Superintendents of Public Schools; and the appointment of policewomen in four Virginia cities. NATIONAL INTERESTS - The Virginia league worked actively for the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and infancy Bill which passed the 67th. Congress on November, 21, 1921. A great number of resolutions, letters and petitions were, through the League's efforts, sent to the President and the delegates to the Conference on Limitation of Armament. The League has co-operated with the State Board of Health both locally and nationally in its work for Social Hygiene. LITERATURE - The League has suggested outlines of political study, and has prepared a pamphlet on County Government.

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ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. CHILDREN'S CODE COMMISSION - appointed by Governor Davis at the request of the League. The findings of this Commission have been embodied in bills covering many and important phases of child life. The passage of these bills by the General Assembly will be invaluable to the State's social welfare. NINE HOUR BILL - Through the League's activity public sentiment has been aroused for a nine hour work day for women in factories, stores, restaurants and laundries, and it seems probable that this bill will pass in the General Assembly. ELECTIONS - The League has been instrumental in having a woman appointed a member of the Richmond Electoral Board. The Richmond League prevented separate listing of men's and women's names on the poll books, thus increasing the chances for fair elections. It also prevented the closing of the office of the Central Registrar prior to the Primary. Ruling was secured from the Attorney General extending the time in which women might register according to the law pertaining to new voters. Ruling was secured also providing that women absent from home on Primary or Election day, in the pursuit of their "habitual duty", may vote under the "absent voters' law"- CONFERENCE ON GOVERNMENTAL EFFICIENCY - called by Governor Davis at the request of the League. CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION - has been greatly stimulated by the League's efforts. The University of Virginia established a separate course in citizenship in its Extension Department, with a woman in charge. The College of William and Mary has also given extension lectures in citizenship education. Under the auspices of the Richmond League meetings for education in citizenship are being held every Thursday afternoon in the foyer of the Woman's Club, 211 E. Franklin Street. INFORMATION - given concerning duties of public officers, names of candidates, how to secure absent voter's ballot, etc. Meetings held prior to Primary and General Election to hear candidates for State and local offices. APPOINTMENT OF WOMEN-- The League has done much to secure the appointment of women as Division Superintendents of Public Schools; and the appointment of policewomen in four Virginia cities. NATIONAL INTERESTS - The Virginia league worked actively for the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and infancy Bill which passed the 67th. Congress on November, 21, 1921. A great number of resolutions, letters and petitions were, through the League's efforts, sent to the President and the delegates to the Conference on Limitation of Armament. The League has co-operated with the State Board of Health both locally and nationally in its work for Social Hygiene. LITERATURE - The League has suggested outlines of political study, and has prepared a pamphlet on County Government.