An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed to Give the United States Power to Safeguard the Child Life of the Nation

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Title

An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed to Give the United States Power to Safeguard the Child Life of the Nation

Description

Pamphlet advocating for the Child Labor Amendment, passed in 1924, but never ratified.

Text from back of pamphlet: 

A federal minimum will give to American Children all the advantages of our federal form of government.
Every state may wish to give its children greater protection than a national minimum would provide.
Is any state willing to give them less?

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The following organizations issue this appeal for the passage of a Children's Amendment by the next Congress: 
American Federation of Labor 
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America 
General Federation of Women's Clubs 
Girls Friendly Society in America 
National Child Labor Committee 
National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations 
National Consumers' League
National Council of Jewish Women 
National Council of Women, Inc.
National Education Association
National Federation of Teachers
National Federation of Businesses and Professional Women's Clubs 
National League of Women Voters 
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union 
National Women's Trade Union League
Service Star Legion 
Young Woman's Christian Association.

Source

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

Allied Printing

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:
National Child Labor Committee, Social Welfare History Project
Child Labor, Social Welfare History Project
Children Who Labor - film (1912), Social Welfare History Project 

Citation

“An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed to Give the United States Power to Safeguard the Child Life of the Nation,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 12, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/9.