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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 011. 1974. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/910/show/892.

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National Organization for Women. (1974). "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal - File 011. 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/892

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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
Collection
  • 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 011
Transcript %#ji£>fiifiniii In just seven short years, NOW has grown to be the largest organization of the new feminist movement. We are proud to cite these highlights from NOW's inventory of accomplishments. With membership growing daily, NOW chapters in every state and in foreign countries, legislative breakthroughs resulting in large part from NOW's unique lobbying program, and an action- oriented approach to problem-solving, the truth is self-evident: You can't stop NOW! In General— • We liave raised the consciousness of the nation to sexism as a critical problem. • We have changed women: they have new aspirations, a new sense of self-confidence, and they are doing more! ° A 1972 opinion survey showed that 48% of all women favor the goals of the new feminist movement and only 36% oppose them. In 1971, 42% were in opposition. • We are changing men, too, with a growing understanding that women's liberation means men's liberation as well. ° The same survey disclosed that 49% of the men favor our efforts. Men, too, have begun to think and act differently. • We have begun to create new definitions, styles, patterns of leadership and modes of behavior, unique to the feminist movement, that may provide models for other movements, organizations and institutions in the larger society. • NOW launched a broad scale program aimed at improving the economic status of women. The effort included lobbying for a $2.50 minimum wage with expanded coverage, implementation of a full employment program, federalization of the welfare system, and a quality child care bill. • NOW President Wilma Scott Heide was nominated for Achievement in Human Rights in the Ladies Home Journal "Woman of the Year" program. • Various NOW chapters were active in launching a campaign to help make Susan B. Anthony's birthday a national holiday. In Employment— • We compelled the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to act on sex discrimination cases. Before NOW, the EEOC was ignoring such complaints. We are continuing to work against sex discrimination in all areas of employment and we have been instrumental in affecting important change: ° Revision of EEOC guidelines to include prohibitions against sex discrimination in classified help wanted columns. ° Issuance of an Executive Order banning discrimination in employment by government and federal contractors. ° Requirements of federal contractors to devise and implement affirmative action programs for the hiring, training, and promotion of women under Revised Order IV. ° Redefinition of "women's work" and "men's work" to eliminate sex-role stereotyping. ° Repeal of restrictive "protective labor laws" which prevented women from holding many jobs and being eligible for promotion and overtime pay. We favor protections for all workers both women and men, where such safeguards are genuinely necessary. ° Elimination of irrelevant employment criteria which has been used to put women at a disadvantage in employment—such as having preschool age children— unless the same standards are applied to men as well. * NOW was a party to the recent steel industry negotiations, making sure that women were included in plans to correct job discrimination. • NOW representatives met with NASA officials urging recognition of the demonstrable ineffectiveness of NASA's Equal Employment Opportunity programs with regard to women and minorities. * NOW efforts contributed to the Supreme Court's ruling
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