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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 013. 1974. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/910/show/894.

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National Organization for Women. (1974). "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal - File 013. 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/894

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National Organization for Women, "You Can't Stop NOW!" National Organization for Women 7th National Conference souvenir journal - File 013, 1974, Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 24, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/910/show/894.

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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 013
Transcript their organization's commitment to the improvement of the image of women in the media, with "reaffirmation, wider and intensified publicizing and more insightful implementation . . . toward accomplishing the goals affecting the dignity,among others, of women. ..." • By its seventh month the NOW LDEF Public Service Ad Campaign reached a media value of over 3 million dollars, with ads appearing on some 249 radio stations in 48 states, 262 television stations in 47 states, approximately 36 public broadcast stations and even the BBC. Print ads in national magazines and in other print media had a value of almost $500,000. The response from the advertising world continues to be highly favorable as is the reaction from the general public. In Religion— • More women are assuming leadership in religious organizations and succeeding in abolishing traditional practices which have kept women in a secondary position in all aspects of religious life. • The Pope discovered a "modern parallel between Mary and feminists" six months after Betty Friedan presented him with "a different kind of cross"—the women's equality pendant. • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) endorsed the ERA and called for increased participation of women in their own ranks. InTheWorld- • By creating a movement to advance the rights of all women of every race, creed, color, age and national origin, we have stimulated the revival of feminism throughout the world and laid the groundwork for an on-going interchange among feminists from many nations to consider international organization. • NOW convened the first international conference of feminists in half a century in Cambridge, Mass. during June, 1973. • Feminists in the arts and women all over the world rallied in support of "the Three Marias," Portugese women writers jailed for writing the feminist-oriented New Portugese Letters. 5 To Go! NOW Sees ERA Victory Ahead With its legislative predictions for 1974 becoming fact right on schedule, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is close to the realization of a primary goal—ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. By the end of the first six weeks of 1974, the work of NOW members in Maine, Montana and Ohio helped to bring about those states' ratification of the ERA. In Georgia and more recently, Florida, more conservative forces won the final vote, but NOW's legislative experts point out that the Georgia vote is a victory of sorts. In 1973, said Ann Scott, NOW legislative Vice President, the Amendment was bogged down in committee, with the year-long efforts of NOW and partner organizations seen as the motivation for removal from committee to the vote. The vote in Florida was extremely close, with the amendment defeated in the Florida Senate by only two votes. Never an organization to "rest on laurels," NOW chapters in the 17 states which have not yet ratified the amendment are making use of the impetus started in the early weeks of 1974. NOW's nationwide program of constituent lobbying and network of state legislative coordinators backed by the Legislative Office in Washington and the Public Information Office in New York are making a difference in national efforts for ratification of the ERA well before the nation's Bicentennial. Equal Rights Amendment ERA Highlights of NOW Chapters • NOW Chapters in the unratified states have inspired many articles in national and local media which document NOW's intensive efforts and successes in lobbying and fund-raising for the ERA. • Through cooperation with local and state unions established by NOW Chapters across the country, NOW was instrumental in the unanimous endorsement of the ERA by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) at its 1973 convention. • Energetic NOW members have organized new NOW Chapters in their efforts for ratification of the ERA. For example, Maine and Florida are states in which NOW Chapters have more than doubled in the past year alone. • Even in states where the amendment has already been ratified, fund-raising efforts and other projects designed to assist the activities in unratified states have been organized by NOW Chapters. In Dallas, for instance, members of Dallas County NOW won cash prizes for their culinary expertise at the Texas State Fair and donated their prize money to NOW's special ERA Fund. A major nationwide goal of the over 700 NOW Chapters in the United States has been to achieve ratification of the ERA before the nation's 200th year, 1976. With only "5 to go," NOW will soon be celebrating victory for the cause of equal rights! ii
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