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Jewish Congress Asks Dp and Fepc Legislation; Hits Taft-hartley Labor Program

May 4, 1947
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The administrative committee of the American Jewish congress, consisting of 300 community leaders from all parts of the country, yesterday adopted resolutions calling on Congress to pass the Stratton Bill, which would authorize the admission of 400,000 DP’s to the United States over a period of four years, and the Ives Bill to abolish discrimination in employment.

Another resolution urged Congress to defeat the Taft-Hartley labor program, which the administrative committee said “would gravely jeopardize the very existence of a free labor movement.” The committee suggested that the President’s executive under for an investigation of the loyalty of civil service employees be amended so as to bar the possibility of “star chamber methods long regarded as antithetical to and violative of the Constitutional rights of all Americans.”

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