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"You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal
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National Organization for Women. "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal - File 008. 1974. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/910/show/889.

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National Organization for Women. (1974). "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal - File 008. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/910/show/889

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Title "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal
Creator
  • National Organization for Women
Publisher National Organization for Women
Date 1974
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • souvenirs
  • pamphlets
Type
  • Text
Identifier ID 1996-007, Box 2, Folder 17
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Title File 008
Transcript Betty Friedan continued as president through the Third National NOW Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (December, 1968) and until March, 1970, when Aileen Hernandez, former EEOC Commissioner, was elected to that office at the Fourth National Conference in Des Plaines, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Wilma Scott Heide became chairone of the Board. Also at that time a Legal Defense and Education Fund was finally incorporated. On August 26, 1970, 10,000 women and men staged a spectacular march down New York City's Fifth Avenue, as part of NOW's nationwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage—still another example of NOW's successful adoption of tactics used by the early feminists. Membership had mushroomed to 15,000 by September, 1971 when NOW chapters from Maine to Hawaii attended the Fifth Annual Conference in Los Angeles on Labor Day Weekend. Wilma Scott Heide became NOW's third national president and Muriel Fox became chairone of the Board. A signi ficant resolution of this convention was that NOW acknowledged the "oppression of lesbians as a legitimate concern of feminism." In 1971, NOW members came together with other feminist organizations and formed the National Women's Political Caucus, a non-partisan coalition of women in politics, which provided a forceful demonstration of woman power in politics during the 1972 election campaigns. Incidentally, even when NOW members agree to disagree, the results have benefited the new feminist movement. It was disagreement with NOW's adoption of the abortion issue and unhappiness with its unconventional tactics that led some NOW members to create another organization, Women's Equity Action League—WEAL—in December, 1968. Though more limited than NOW in the scope of its program, WEAL added new strength and impact to the feminist cause. NOW members have also played significant roles in the creation of Black Women Organized for Action, BWOA, on the west coast in January, 1973 and the National Black Feminist Organization, NBFO, on the east coast in August, 1973. 1973 saw the Sixth NOW National Conference, which convened in Washington, D.C, in February, form national task forces on Minority Women and Women's Rights, Sexuality and Lesbianism, Rape, Older Women and Poverty—thus initiating even more activities with the goal of equality for all women. Wilma Scott Heide was re-elected president and Judith Lightfoot became chairone of the Board. By early 1974, NOW had grown to almost 40,000 members, over 700 chapters in all 50 states and some foriegn countries. Yes, an old revolution caught fire again in 1966 with NOW's Seventh National Conference in Houston proof of its increasing growth and strength. NOW will continue to fan the flames until women finally achieve the long-sought goal of the first wave of feminists—full equality! The Executive Woman An Exclusive Monthly Newsletter for Women In Business Publisher: Editor: Sandra Brown, Ph.D. Shelley Gross. By subscription only. $20 per year. 747 Third Ave. ■ New York, N. Y. 10017 (212) 688-4601 Congratulations on NOW's past achievements and best wishes for future success. LIFE & CASUALTY An equal opportunity employer Ms the time! uop Universal Oil Products Company World Headquarters Ten UOP Plaza-Algonquin & Mt. Prospect Roads Des Plaines. Illinois 60016 IF Housewives Got Paychecks: The latest toting up of the value of a housewife's services would put her annual earnings at $12,140 a year—if she received a salary for her work. This tabulation was made by GSI, Inc., a subholding company of Esmark, Inc., Chicago. The company estimates that the more than 28 million nonsalaried wives and mothers in this country actually perform some $340 billion in services annually. Husbands average 1.5 hours a day in household chores, worth about $1,300 a year. Rise In Working Women: More than 33 million women, 43% of the women of working age, now hold jobs. In 1960, that figure was only 37%.
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