Letter from Diboll with Reply

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Letter from a constituent in Diboll, Texas to Rep. John Dowdy urging support for the Voting Rights Bill; In his letter, the constituent expresses his support of passing legislation which would guarantee "the right to vote to every American citizen." The reply letter from Dowdy explains why he has chosen to vote against the current Voting Rights Bill proposal, but assures the constituent that, despite his opposition to the bill, he is also a proponent of voting rights "regardless of race, religion, national origin, or other like-qualifications."

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Constituent. "Letter from Diboll with Reply." John V. Dowdy, Sr. Papers, Box 209, File 324, "Letter from Diboll with Reply," March 16, 1965 and April 14, 1965, W. R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.. Accessed 16 August 2022. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/exhibits/show/political-env/item/236.

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Letter from Diboll with Reply

Subject

United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965--Legislative history.
Suffrage--United States--History--20th century.
Dowdy John Vernard, 1912-1995.

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Letter from a constituent in Diboll, Texas to Rep. John Dowdy urging support for the Voting Rights Bill; In his letter, the constituent expresses his support of passing legislation which would guarantee "the right to vote to every American citizen." The reply letter from Dowdy explains why he has chosen to vote against the current Voting Rights Bill proposal, but assures the constituent that, despite his opposition to the bill, he is also a proponent of voting rights "regardless of race, religion, national origin, or other like-qualifications."

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Constituent
Dowdy, John

Source

John V. Dowdy, Sr. Papers, Box 209, File 324, "Letter from Diboll with Reply," March 16, 1965 and April 14, 1965, W. R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

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1965-03-16
1965-04-14

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W.R. Poage Legislative Library

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Diboll, Texas