Portland, Oregon: Employed Women’s Protective League, circa 1933. Small broadside (9 ¼” x 6”), printed on the recto only. Two minor folds, with some general toning; otherwise very good. OCLC locates no holdings.
Scarce leaflet produced by Ann Long, President of the Employed Women’s Protective League, in opposition to the order by the Oregon Social Welfare Commission that women employed in Portland mercantile establishments working after 6 pm be replaced by men. “Why are women bread-winners to be thus deprived of their right to provide for themselves and their dependents?” Likeminded individuals are encouraged to “call, write or phone” the members of the commission, which was chaired by Portland realtor and politician Dorr E. Keasey (1874-1936). “By so doing you can help save the positions of over 1500 women, most of whom are supporting families.”. Item #74717