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How the Politician is Answered by League Members
How the Politician is Answered by League Members
TitleHow the Politician is Answered by League Members
Date of Original1916-03-23
DescriptionMan in suit and top hat, labeled 'politician' holding candiate petition with text bubble "Hello, boys, you know I'm a good fellow, sign my petition as a candiate for office?" Man next to him responds "NO, we are NOT going to sign your petition we are going to sign petitions of the candidates the Nonpartisan League indorses." Other men seated and standing in front of Post Office and General Store reply "You bet." We are only going to sign for our own candidates this year." That goes for me.", and "That is just what we are all going to do."
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Politicians
Political cartoons
Periodical illustrations
Post offices
General stores
Political elections
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original25 x 33 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"THIS PICTURE ILLUSTRATES WHAT IS TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND WHAT MUST CONTINUE TO TAKE PLACE IF THE LEAGUE AND ITS POLICIES AND CANDIDATES ARE TO BE PROTECTED. THIS IS FOR GOOD AND SUFFICIENT REASONS. FIRST, SIGNING PETITIONS FOR POLITICIANS IMPLIES GIVING SUPPORT TO THEIR CANDIDACY. SECOND, THE LAW ALLOWS A VOTER THE RIGHT TO SIGN ONLY ONE PETITION FOR EACH OFFICE, AND IF YOU SIGN THE PETITION OF THE POLITICIAN, YOU CANNOT SIGN THE PETITIONS OF YOUR OWN CANDIDATES WHEN THE TIME COMES TO SIGN THEM. So, again, be careful what you do. Politicians are extremely busy right now seeking the names and support of members of this League. The League members are getting piles of campaign requests for support and requests to sign and circulate nominating petitions. So be careful and do not weaken your own cause. Here is a sample letter sent a League member recently and his reply. 'Dear Sir: I am a candidate for (name of party occurs here but is omitted) nomination for (name of office occurs here but is omitted) and venture to send you the within petition with a request that you circulate it, as well as your time permits, and inclose to me in the inclosed stamped envelope. I shall be very glad to have your help in this campaign and pleased if you will give me your judgment on the outlook in your locality and appreciate any further information you may care to give me. (signed by candidate for office).' A League member who got this letter replied as follows: 'I am sorry to say I can't do anything for you as I belong to the Nonpartisan League of North Dakota and my political efforts will be in behalf of the men who are indorsed by that League. The League is getting stronger and stronger in this community and unless you have the indorsement of that League you will have no chance in this vicinity." - Text below image.
NotesCaption title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, March 23, 1916, cover.
Artist identified only as 'Linden.' May be an Erick J. Linden listed as an engraver in the 1916 Fargo city directory.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader periodical collection HD1485.N4 N66
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (HD1485.N4 N66)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00061
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, March 23, 1916
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