Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris ”Moe” Weiner
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0047
Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York]
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 27 May 1943
Pagination: 10 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Summary of Content: Sylvia went to the Executive Board Meeting the night before and She is now the Educational Chairman. While in Washington D.C. representatives of Community CIO Council met with the president [FDR] who discussed prices and rationing with them and said he needed their help in persuading Congress. She talked about a sailor who had come to see Congress in session when they were debating the Anti-Poll Tax Bill and had shouted that he was fighting to save democracy. The papers printed what he said, not what the Southerners in Congress said.
People: Weiner, Morris ”Moe” (1909-1988), Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008), Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Keywords/Subjects: Marriage;, Soldier’s Letter;, World War II;, Women’s History;, Military History;, Woman Author;, Organized Labor;, Washington, D.C.;, Education;, Rationing;, President;, Government and Civics;, Congress;, Taxes or Taxation;, Law;, Navy;, Suffrage;, African American History;, Civil Rights;
Sub Era: World War II
Background: State, County, and Municipal Workers of America [SCMWA] created in 1937 as a branch of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) [CIO] that had strong Communist leanings., Anti-Poll Tax- May 25, 1943 the US House of Representatives passed a bill to abolish the poll tax in the eight southern states where it still existed. The bill was stalled in the Senate., Spanish Loyalists-also known as the Republicans who fought in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 against Francisco Franco leader of the Nationalists., CIO-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Franklin Rossevelt (FDR) United States President (1933-1945), Smith–Connally Act passed on June 25, 1943, over FDR’s veto.The Act allowed the federal government to seize and operate industries threatened by or under strikes that would interfere with war production, and prohibited unions from making contributions in federal elections.Order Image