Proposition No. 1 on the ballot November 7, definitely anti-labor

Labor's Non-Partisan Committee against Proposition No. 1, [1939]. 1p. 3.5 x 6 inch card, faintly yellowed at bottom edge, opposing the 1930s "Ham and Eggs" campaigns for a pension of "$30 a week for life" for all California residents 50 and over. The final campaign took place in 1939.

Initiated after the passage of the 1935 Social Security Act but before the first checks went out in 1940, the "Ham and Eggs" campaign promoted a pension that would give older Californians three square meals a day. It made more money for its quirky advocates than it did for any senior. All such measures failed at the ballot box but its organizers raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Cat.No: 164329

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