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To Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, Assistant to the Chairman, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, C/o Adams Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, from [PERALES] June 3, 1944.

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To Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, Assistant to the Chairman, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, C/o Adams Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, from [PERALES] June 3, 1944.

Subject

LETTERS
CASTAÑEDA, Carlos Eduardo, 1896-1958
UNITED States legislators
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
LEAGUE of United Latin American Citizens
KILDAY, Paul Joseph 1900-1968
ADMINISTRATIVE regulations

Description

Report to Carlos E. Castañeda from Alonso S. Perales regarding "night letters" that were sent to Congressman Kilday, Senator Connally and 20 other members of the Committee of Labor. The report also mentions Mr. Gonzales and his request for Congressman Fernandez to appear before the Committee and speak "In the name of the three million Latin Americans in the U.S."

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[Perales, Alonso S.]

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1944-06-03

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Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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English

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ARIZONA--Phoenix

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June 3, 1944
Dr. Carlos Castañeda, [To]
Assistant to the Chairman
President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice,
C/0 Adams Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona.

Dear Friend:

Well on June 1st we sent the following message to Congressman Kilday, Senator Connally and to the twenty members of the Committee on Labor whose names you furnished us:

"THREE MILLION LOYAL LATIN AMERICANS IN SOUTHWEST WILL APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORTING DAWSON-SCANLON-LAFOLLETTE BILL. FOR OUR NATION'S SAKE ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION MUST BE ELIMINATED FOREVER.

COMMITTEE OF ONE HUNDRED. [FROM]
LEAGUE OF LOYAL AMERICANS
Alonso S. Perales
Director General"

Altogether we sent 22 "night letters" like the above. They should have received on June 2nd. Mr. M.C. Gonzales assured me that he was going to send similar telegrams in the name of the LULAC organization. Mr. Moises Maldonado, of the AFOL Union of Hod Carriers and Common Laborers, said they too would send telegrams immediately. This morning I read in LA PRENSA the wonderful statement of facts made by Mr. Ernesto Galarza, Chief of the Labor Division of the Pan American Union. He appeared before the Committee. Fine work, indeed. This makes me feel much better, as it shows that after all my presence was not absolutely necessary, since Mr. Galarza was going to speak on the same subject. He did it well, too. Mr. Gonzales and I agreed that he would telegraph Congressman Fernandez to appear before the Committee and speak in the name of the three million Latin Americans in the U.S. I believe Gonzales sent him said telegram. This concludes my report on what we have done at this end. Please keep me posted on developments. By the way in addition to [illlegible - writing] Congressman Kilday and Senator Connally I wrote them letters in the name of our Committee and our League.

With kindest regards and best wishes, I remain, as ever,
Sincerely, your friend,

Citation

[Perales, Alonso S.], “To Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda, Assistant to the Chairman, President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice, C/o Adams Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, from [PERALES] June 3, 1944.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/263.