N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 17


STATE OF NEW JERSEY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1947
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
Tuesday, June 24, 1947 (Morning session)


Transition

We still have some time before the hour scheduled for the next speaker. Is there anything you would like to discuss?

(Silence)

VICE-CHAIRMAN: If not, we can call the next speaker as soon as the Committee is ready.

MR. McGRATH: I move that we go right on.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Any other thoughts?

(Silence)

VICE-CHAIRMAN: All right, we will call the next speaker, Mr. Louis Le Duc.

Mr. Le Duc is an attorney from Camden, and - I think, Mr. Le Duc, you had better state your own representation.

MR. LOUIS LE DUC: Ladies and gentlemen, my appearance here is solely in a representative capacity. I am not voicing my own views, but those of the New Jersey Committee for Constitutional Revision. The true significance of our proposals should be before you.

I will take a minute to explain what our committee is, and whom it represents. It was organized in 1940 and has been active ever since in promoting the subject of a constitutional revision. Many of you know of its activities in 1944. It draws its strength from the representation of a great many statewide organizations - social, economic and civic, of New Jersey - and these organizations that I am going to name to you have joined in the recommendations which my report presents. In other words, these are the minimal proposals of some dozen organizations of this State - statewide in their activities and outlook - and they are the unanimous proposals of these several organizations.

Without suggesting any priorities, I read the list of our affiliated associations:

  • New Jersey Taxpayers Association  
  • New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards  
  • Consumers League of New Jersey  
  • State Federation of Labor   -    that is the A. F. of L. state organization  
  • New Jersey State CIO Council  
  • American Association of University Women  
  • New Jersey League of Women Voters  
  • State Federation of Women's Clubs  
  • National Council of Jewish Women  
  • New Jersey Federation of Colored Women  
  • New Jersey League of Shoppers.  

So that, with that varied background and viewpoint, I think you will realize that what we propose is nothing more simple or fundamental than the detailed picture given you by Senator Hendrickson.


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