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YOU MUST ACT ONCE TO AVERT A CRISIS - in the carrying out of the President's Executive Order 8802 against employment discrimination in war industries, - in the continued existence of the President's Fair Employment Practice Committee, established to expose and abolish such discrimination, - in the maintenance and furtherance of National Unity, unity of all peoples, regardless of race, color or creed, - in the ALL-OUT PROSECUTION OF THIS PEOPLE'S WAR AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A PEOPLE'S VICTORY! THE REACTIONARY FORCES in our country, who are opposed to these objectives and have both openly and secretly fought against them, have won a victory in securing the indefinite postponement of the hearings on discrimination in the railroad industry scheduled by the Fair Employment Practice Committee for January 25-27. They are out to destroy the F.E.P.C. and try to make away the gains which the people have made through that agency - such as the order for the Capital Transit Company to cease its discrimination against Negro workers. THE PROGRESSIVE FORCES - and that means the vast majority of the people, Negro and white, who support the President's declared program of all-out production, national unity, and democratic war aims. These progressive forces have the responsibility of seeing that the railroad hearings ARE held, that the F.E.P.C. continues its work, and that the gains in Negro employment in the war effort are extended. They can establish this - BY SENDING IN PROTESTS AGAINST CALLING OFF F.E.P.C. RAILROAD HEARINGS Address telegrams, resolutions, letters, in your own name and in the name of your organization, to Commissioner Paul V. McNutt War Manpower Commission Washington, D.C. and President Franklin D. Roosevelt The White House Washington, D.C. DEMAND THAT THE ORDER FOR INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF THE RAILROAD HEARINGS BE RESCINDED, AND THAT THEY BE HELD AS PLANNED. DEMAND THAT THE FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE COMMITTEE BE STRENGTHENED IN ITS AUTHORITY, SO THAT IT CAN FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY. DEMAND THAT THE ADMINISTRATION RESIST ALL EFFORTS BY ANTI-DEMOCRATIC FORCES TO IMPEDE AND CRIPPLE THE NATION'S WIN-THE-WAR PROGRAM This crisis results from the attack of poll-taxers and other reactionary forces on the President's win-the-war program. These enemies of the nation must be routed by the concerted demands of an aroused people. We are not beaten yet, and we will not be. F.E.C.P. shall be preserved and strengthened! The railroad discrimination hearings shall be held! WRITE TODAY! ISSUED BY THE JOINT CONFERENCE ON F.E.P.C. EMERGENCY 1861 California Street, N.W. COUNCIL OF UNITED NEGRO LABOR LEADERS OF WASHINGTON COMMITTEE ON JOBS FOR NEGROES IN PUBLIC UTILITIES -Embracing Representatives of Following Organizations- (Partial list) United Transport Service Employees Union, Local 603, C.I.O. Building Laborers, Local 74, A.F.L. United Cafeteria Employees, Local 471, C.I.O. National Alliance of Postal Employees, Washington Chapter Fed. of Architects, Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians, Washington Chapter, C.I.O. United Government Employees Cooks, Pastry Cooks, and Kitchen Employees, Local 209 , A.F.L. Hotel and Restaurant Employees Alliance, Local 80, A.F.L. American Fed. of Teachers, Local 27, A.F.L. American Fed. of Teachers, Local 440, A.F.L. Dining Car Employees, Local 495, A.F.L. Hotel and Restaurant Employees, Local 781, A.F.L. Construction and Laborers, Local 456, A.F.L. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Washington Div., A.F.L. Building Service Employees, Local 82, A.F.L. United Shoe Workers of America, Local 136, C.I.O. Cleaners and Laundry Workers Union, Local 188B, C.I.O. American Legion, James Reese European Post National Negro Congress, Washington Council Washington League of Women Shoppers Women's Trade Union League of Washington National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Youth Council International Workers Order, District Council North East Boundary Civic Assn. Kingman Park Civic Assn. Deanwood Civic Assn. Hillsdale Civic Assn. Kingman park Civic Assn. Northeast Boundary Civic Assn. New Hope Baptist Church First Baptist Church Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Communist Party of D.C. Double V Club Margaret Mary Washington Club of Big Sisters Fellowship of Reconciliation Tuskegee-Washington Alumni Washington Industrial Union Council United Federal Workers of America, Women's Auxiliary United Transport Service Employees, Women's Auxiliary Locals 2, 10, 11, 23, 27, 28, 95, 136, 166, 203, United Federal Workers of America, C.I.O.
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