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The following is letter which has been signed by leading suffragists in different Southern States and forwarded to each Southern Governors.
 
The following is letter which has been signed by leading suffragists in different Southern States and forwarded to each Southern Governors.
"My dear Governor:  The undersigned woman
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"My dear Governor:  The undersigned woman of the Southern States, on the part of the suffragists of their respective States, earnestly request the Governors of the Southern States or their representatives, to meet them n conference in New Orleans, Nov. 10-11 to discuss and adopt a uniform plan of action for the adoption of woman suffrage in the South.
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We are united in the belief that suffrage is a State right and that the power to define a State's electorate should remain in the exclusive right of the State.  However, we recognize that woman suffrage is no longer a theory to be debated but a condition to be met.  The inevitable "votes for women" is a world movement. and unless the South squarely faces the issue and takes steps to preserve the State right, the force of public opinion will take it mandatory through a National Constitutional Amendment.

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The following is letter which has been signed by leading suffragists in different Southern States and forwarded to each Southern Governors. "My dear Governor: The undersigned woman of the Southern States, on the part of the suffragists of their respective States, earnestly request the Governors of the Southern States or their representatives, to meet them n conference in New Orleans, Nov. 10-11 to discuss and adopt a uniform plan of action for the adoption of woman suffrage in the South. We are united in the belief that suffrage is a State right and that the power to define a State's electorate should remain in the exclusive right of the State. However, we recognize that woman suffrage is no longer a theory to be debated but a condition to be met. The inevitable "votes for women" is a world movement. and unless the South squarely faces the issue and takes steps to preserve the State right, the force of public opinion will take it mandatory through a National Constitutional Amendment.