Jeannette Marks urged Kitchelt to stop her campaign. As the chairman of the New York State Branch of the National Woman's Party, Marks worked closely with Alice Paul.
February 16, 1945
MRS. FLORENCE L. C. KITCHELT
38 MANSFIELD STREET
Dear Mrs. Kitchelt:
It is with regret that I hear that you, thus as chairman involving your Connecticut group, are at this time causing confusion among our Congressmen.....Please withdraw any "intellectual" interest I may have expressed in the discussion sheet enclosed in your letter of January 21st. There is nothing in the concluding queries in this statement, dated January 18th and enclosed with your letter of January 21st, to indicate that these queries were to be re-dressed as campaign statements to be used with and to confuse our Congressman.
Both executive good judgment and loyalty to our leadership require that in an hour like this we should all work together,-when necessary suppressing our own individual and possibly disruptive opinions.... In conclusion may I make it perfectly plain that our New York State groups would not approve, either as individuals or as a group, of interjecting disruptive campaign material at this time in the lobbying with Congressmen.