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for signatures is incalculable. Outsiders thus get a new impression of the breadth and strength of our demand. Some petition blanks were necessarily wasted. No one can tell who will work until it is put up to them; but on the whole it was surprising how well people responded. I must explain that the Hampton and Newport News Leagues have co-operated in this, as in all their work. The membership of the two Leagues is so interwoven that it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. And furthermore, I wish to say that Miss Ellen L. Robinson, of Newport News and Washington, is not a whole League by herself. She is affiliated with the Newport News League. She gave our petition in Hampton a big start this year, and was the originator of our vigorous petition work in 1915.
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We have visited, by previous arrangement, meetings of various Labor Organizations. We went to a meeting of the Central Body, and once to the Carpenter's Union; and to the Painter's. On June 9th we were invited to a meeting of the Retail Clerks' Association. This was addressed by Miss Lucy Mason of Richmond; and we were nobly entertained after the business, by an ice-cream feast. These visits were not only valuable in adding to our membership and our petition but for the great feeling engendered of our common civic interests.
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The biggest advertising, and propaganda work we have ever done was doubtless at the Peninsula Fair, which was held in Newport News, November 9th to 13th; the Hampton League co-operating in every way. Our booth, made gay and pretty with large posters, flags etc. was kept in active operation from before ten in the morning, until after ten at night. We distributed literature in great quantities; secured signatures to the petition; and sold fancy Suffrage knickknacks, which, while the brought us no profit, were good advertising.

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Report-3 for signatures is incalculable. Outsiders thus get a new impression of the breadth and strength of our demand. Some petition blanks were necessarily wasted. No one can tell who will work until it is put up to them; but on the whole it was surprising how well people responded. I must explain that the Hampton and Newport News Leagues have co-operated in this, as in all their work. The membership of the two Leagues is so interwoven that it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. And furthermore, I wish to say that Miss Ellen L. Robinson, of Newport News and Washington, is not a whole League by herself. She is affiliated with the Newport News League. She gave our petition in Hampton a big start this year, and was the originator of our vigorous petition work in 1915. We have visited, by previous arrangement, meetings of various Labor Organizations. We went to a meeting of the Central Body, and once to the Carpenter's Union; and to the Painter's. On June 9th we were invited to a meeting of the Retail Clerks' Association. This was addressed by Miss Lucy Mason of Richmond; and we were nobly entertained after the business, by an ice-cream feast. These visits were not only valuable in adding to our membership and our petition but for the great feeling engendered of our common civic interests. The biggest advertising, and propaganda work we have ever done was doubtless at the Peninsula Fair, which was held in Newport News, November 9th to 13th; the Hampton League co-operating in every way. Our booth, made gay and pretty with large posters, flags etc. was kept in active operation from before ten in the morning, until after ten at night. We distributed literature in great quantities; secured signatures to the petition; and sold fancy Suffrage knickknacks, which, while the brought us no profit, were good advertising.