Suffragettes in Vancouver 26Oct12
do. - Hers In Portland by far. THE OTTOS IN E SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC ITEMS (FobllHhed In Saturday'. World). Vancouver, B. C Oct, 26, 1913. Public meetrng of the S. D. Party cf Canada In Labor Temple every Sunday Sunday evening. Subject for Sunday, October October 27th. "Votes for Women' and "Suffragettes and Socialism." Addresses Addresses by Mrs. B. Burns and two Suffragettes Suffragettes late from England, followed by discussion and questions. "Votes for Women" Is one of the live Issues of the day and one of the most Important factors In the advance of humanity to that higher and happier plane and existence known as the Co - operative Commonwealth or BooiaJ Democracy. In order to hare Sodal Democraoy, we must first have political democracy. To have complete political democracy, every unit In society I.e. every man and woman, must have the privilege of voting on matters of social welfare. The political and eeonomio ruiers of England and elsewhere aw wise In opposing "Vote, for Women" through their political and editorial agents. They are but conserving their class position and property Interest.; Many consider this disregard to the appeals and demand, of women for vote, due to stupidity and "common cussedness." Not .o, th. master, of political and eeonomio power ar. not asleep and they ee that th. people are fast awakening from their long .lumber. They know full well that votes for men and women Intelligently used co - operating with Industrial unionism, which Is also rapidly developing, developing, would place the people In control control of the power, of state, the power to make and unmake laws and to enforce enforce laws, control of the national revenue, revenue, the police, army and navy, the mines, mills, factories and. railroad., the wealth and opportunities of the nations. They know that they are masters only because they control the state and that when they lose this control their mastership ha forever gone. They are not o .ur. that they can control rotes for women. They realize that votes for women and the publlo ownership of social utilities are not far apart and that women are not so Inclined to follow "leader.," a "fool dinner pail" or a "bottle of boole" to the polls as men are. In Finland there are today a dozen women In the national parliament representing representing the Social Democratic Party. Party. In Australia, New Zealand, California, California, Washington and the most enlightened enlightened part of th. United States, women already have full political right, and what Is more they are using them not as reactionist, but Intelligently. Intelligently. We know many objeot to rote, for women and some of these business men who oppose vote, for women pay girl. 14.00 a week and then ".tamp out" prostitution by employing policemen to chase these women from city to city, they know that votes for women and socialism win mean the destruction destruction of these "homes" In their rooming houses and tenement, and that under sane .octal condition, the "lov." they can buy from half paid working girls tor a few dollars will go out. of business. business. Hurrah! for Tote, for women. This Is something conorete, something w. can work for now. To gain equal adult .uffrase I. a necese.ry part of human progress which will mean the world for the workers and work for the shirkers. W. 3. CURRY, B01 Dominion Trust Bldg., VtDSSUVW. R. C.