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Militant Action Against Johnson Immigration Bill

March 4, 1924
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Militant action against the un-American elements in the Johnson Immigration Bill has been begun by several interracial groups who, organized as the American Equality Committee in which the American Jewish Congress has been cooperating, will take their first step in a mass meeting of protest against the bill at Carnegie Hall on Saturday evening, March 8th. The meeting will be addressed by native Americans as well as representatives of all races in America, and will call upon the audience to make known to Congress that the masses of American citizens are unequivocally opposed to any legislation which encourages racial discrimination and favors one race at the expense of others.

Among the speakers will be Governor Alfred E. Smith, Lieut. Governor George Richard Lunn, Senator Royal S. Copeland, Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Judge Salvatore Cotillo, Joseph Barondess, Congressman Nathan D. Perlman, Congressman Fiorello K. La Guardia, Congressman Samuel Dickstein.

Twenty-two organizations among whom are: Order Sons of Italy, Slavonie Immigrant Society, Steuben Society of America, Ukrainian Defense League, Lithuanian Roman Catholic Alliance of America, American Jewish Congress, Czecho Slovak Fraternal Benevolent Societ, and others whose memberships include American citizens of eleven nationalities, will be represented at the meeting.

The Hon. Thomas W. Churchill is Honorary Chairman of the American Equality Committee, and the other officers are: Joseph Barondess, Acting Chairman; Judge Salvatore A. Cotillo. Honorary Vice Chairman; Bernard G.Richards, Acting Secretary.

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