An invitation to Mayor Walker to address its coming Fourth of July gathering and discuss the question of discrimination against Jews in employment in New York City offices, has been issued by the Judea Democratic Club of Brooklyn.
The letter to the Mayor, which is signed by Maurice E. Biederman, executive member of the club, says:
“Economic conditions have wrought much hardship. Unemployment, as you well know, has resulted in much distress. Charitable institutions are being taxed to capacity. I am appealing to you on behalf of a people who want no charity, but simply a chance to make an honest living. They are denied this opportunity in many instances because they are Jews.
“Some of our largest public utilities are guilty of the most flagrant discrimination against Jewish workers. Recently, from a public platform, I named some of these corporations. Denials followed. But, in the face of the facts which I have before me, these denials appear so ridiculous that I can unhesitatingly term them cowardly untruths.
“Mr. Mayor, this is a most serious situation. I know of your admiration and respect for our people, and I am satisfied that you will display no patience for those who would disturb the peace and harmony of our community by practicing a rank and despicable discrimination against those who are striving for a place in the sun. Something must be done to alleviate this condition, and I am confident that you can and will do it.”