Tennessee Women Express
Faith in Present Legislature.
Prominent women from different sections of the state express their faith in
the called session of the legislature to
make Tennessee the thirty-sixth state
to ratify the Susan B. Anthony amend-
ment to the federal Constitution.
Mrs. Leslie Warner, of Nashville;
Mrs. L. Crozier French, of Knoxville,
and Mrs. Isaac Reese of Memphis, all
pioneers in Tennessee suffrage and
earnest workers in the cause for broad-
ening the field of woman's activities,
anticipate no trouble in the passage of
the Nineteenth amendment by the Tennessee legislature.
In communications to The News they
express themselves in the following
"I anticipate no trouble having the,
amendment ratified by this legislature
at called session. This legislature generously gave all our benighted constitution allowed. I believe the men are
as anxious to give us the vote as we
to have it. We could never have won
with a different legislature.
(Signed) "MRS. LESLIE WARNER."
"Without doubt, the Tennessee leg-
islature in special session will not forego the splendid opportunity to be the
thirty-sixth state to ratify the federal
"Tennessee is not so strictly a one-
party state that it has ceased to be
progressive. Our republicans keep our
democrats awake to opportunities.
(Signed) "L. CROZIER FRENCH."
"It seems to me that the legislature
would gladly seize the occasion, if allowed by the governor, of making Tennessee the thirty-sixth state to ratify
the Susan B. Anthony federal amendment, not only because there is an
overwhelming sentiment for woman
suffrage in the state, but it offers the
democratic party a wonderful opportunity to poll a large woman's vote in
the doubtful states of the union, for
the women are anxiously waiting to see
which party will be most active in giving them their freedom.
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