Of more than 22,000 city babies studied by the Children’s Bureau and representing every type of home in seven cities, more than three-fifths were born into families where the fathers’ earnings were below the amount which was at that time the minimum for providing the bare necessities of existence. Only one in ten was in a family where the fathers’ earnings reached a fair minimum for comfort. Without the aid provided by the Sheppard-Towner bill they are in no position effectively to safeguard their children.
The problem is not local or sectional, but nation-wide. Federal action, therefore, is urgently needed, and this bill offers a practicable method of cooperation between the Federal Government and the States. Such a method is already successfully operating in promoting agricultural work, vocational education, and the building of good roads.
Do You Know that in 1918 we lost 23.000 mothers from causes connected with childbirth?
Do You Know that we lose annually 250,000 infants?
Do You Know that this wastage, more than 3 times greater than our total battle death list in the war, can be stopped and stopped by you?
How long are YOU going to let mothers and babies die?
WRITE your representatives to support S. 3259 and H. R. 10925
American Child Hygiene Association, Dr. Philip Van Ingen, PresidentClose
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, Mrs. Marvin B. Rosenberry. President
General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Mrs. Thomas G. Winter, President
National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Association, Mrs. Robert E. Speer, President
National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations, Mrs. Milton P. Higgins, President
National Consumer’s League, Mrs. Florence Kelley, General Secretary
National League of Women Voters, Mrs. Maud Wood Park, Chairman
National Organization of Public Health Nursing, Ella Phillips Crandall, Executive Secretary
National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Mrs. Ellis A. Yost, Legislative Representative
National Women’s Trade Union League, Miss Ethel Smith, Secretary, Legislative Committee
Service Star Legion, Mrs. Robert C. Morris, National President
Woman’s Bureau, Democratic National Committee, Mrs. Ellis Meredith, Division of Organization
Women’s Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, Miss Mary Stewart, Executive Secretary