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Houston Breakthrough 1979-10 - Page 18. October 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3084/show/3073.

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(October 1979). Houston Breakthrough 1979-10 - Page 18. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3084/show/3073

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1979-10
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date October 1979
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript ^* City Council, District G Responsible* Qualified • Concerned Pd Pol Adv by Hogan for Houston Committee. Ray Nelson Treas 14 730 Kelly wood Houston. Texas 77079 ^ ^GINTHER COUNCILMAN-AT-LARGE. POSITION 4 k I believe that integrity is the central issue in this race. My incumbent opponent has broken faith with the people in a rush to do the bidding of narrow private interests. There is an agenda of the public's business facing this city — police problems, anti-discrimination ordinances, tax relief, transit, flooding, and on and on. His record shows indifference. I can do more. With your help, I will. Paid For By The Committee To Elect Pat Ginther, Barb! Ginther- Treasurer hand the results of inadequate services for battered women. The loss to the justice system is great in terms of the loss of a necessary witness, the battered woman who is the victim. The City of Houston would not have to provide funds if a vigorous funding program in the private sector was tried. I would help to raise money in the community for shelters so that tax dollars need not be spent. 3. Affirmative Action. We presently have laws on the books which make such discrimination illegal. We should make these laws equally applicable to the police and fire department. I will be a strong voice for applying what I call a rule of "fundamental fairness" to employment and wages. Councilmen need a stronger voice in the appointment by the mayor of department heads which has been an executive function without any legislative checks and balances. 4. Rape. As a former prosecutor I saw the result of inadequate services—in the number of victims who would not testify due to being jaded by the system. We need to get volunteer women's groups more involved with counseling to keep down the costs. I found these volunteers more sympathetic and hard working than any city employee. But we do need at least one employee per shift at Ben Taub. 5. Sexual Harassment. Yes. Women should not forget that they can also have redress in the courts regarding sexual harassment. 6. Women's Advocate. The position of women's advocate was abolished and I am not in favor of reactivating it. The City Attorney should be the one to insure equal treatment of women within city government. Outside of government the position of women's advocate seemed to be counterproductive as it was viewed by many as unnecessary. 7. City Jail. Yes. The federal courts reviewed both the city and county jail facilities and only ordered the county to build new facilities. The present city jail seems adequate for the purposes intended, that is, as a temporary holding facility. Citizens accused of a crime are usually transferred to the county facilities, and if it is a city offense and they are not bonded out, then they will go to the city farm. It's good enough to pass federal muster. 8. Police/Fire. If a woman can pass the same tests and perform the same duties as men, then they should be given equal opportunity in those areas, as is presently being done in the police department. From my experience in the District Attorney's office, I found that there was no problem of a female officer "backing up" another officer. In fact, in many dangerous family disturbance situations, the female officer brought a calming effect. 9. Child Care. No. This is something the individual employee should manage, as other non-governmental employees have done. As a Harris County employee, the county did not, and should not have, provided child care for me. 10. ERA. I feel that there are adequate laws already on the books to insure equal and fair treatment and that these laws should be enforced. If an Equal Rights Amendment was necessary to reemphasize women's rights, then it should be passed. Even if it is not adopted, there are laws which can be enforced to the same end. 11. Women in your Campaign. My campaign is a grass-roots campaign to get out the vote in the precincts. About half of the precinct chairpersons are women, and they hold the real power in the precincts. Without them, my campaign could never have gotten off the ground. 12. Additional Comments. I have a nine year old daughter, Stephanie, who is not yet aware of the injustices which exist in this world. I pray that through my works and with the help of others that she will grow up with the freedom to choose a life as a mother, a wife, a professional, or all of these or none of these. I see the role of a homemaker as just as important as any career, if that is what she chooses. I hope that others will not stand in her way or ridicule her choice, whatever it is. This is the true meaning of freedom. Vote Larry YBARRA City Council, District I "For a New Beginning in 1980' Paid for bv the Larry Ybarra Campaign, Ed Ybarra. Treasurer, 7840 Canal, Houston, Tx., 926 7972 .61 I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THE HOUSTON AREA WOMEN'S CENTER BY BECOMING A MEMBER: Name Address Phone Zip Large Business/Professional Firms $300.00 or more Small Business/Professional Firms 100.00 or more Organizations 25.00 or more Individuals 25.00 or more Students 10.00 // II t poluy of tke Houston Artm Womt* % Ctmter tkmt »o our kt dtmted mtmktrtktf ketmmtt offtmsmctsJ difficulty RETURN CONTRIBUTIONS TO: HOUSTON AREA WOMEN'S CENTER P.O. Box 20186 - Room E 401 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77025 (713) 792-4403 COUNCIL MEMBER-DISTRICT D District D is a southeast-south central district. Includes most of the Third Ward, all of Riverside Terrace, Foster Place, MacGregor Terrace, Mac- Gregor Place, South Park, Southland Acres, Sunnyside, Scott-Crest, Edge- wood, Kennedy Heights and Crestmont, as well as Texas Southern University. 78.0% Black, 17.9% Anglo, 4.1% Hispanic. Anthony W. Hall, Jr., director of a healthtesting program and former state representative (1972-78) who gave up his House seat to run for Congress. 1. City Problem. Houstonians are demanding increased and better services for each tax dollar. The Council must do a better job at insuring Houstonians they will get what they want and pay for better streets, better police protection, better drainage. I hope to help provide District D residents with these improved services. 2. Battered Women. Yes. Federal matching funds are available for such programs and the City should serve as a conduit to insure that these funds are available to our citizens. 3. Affirmative Action. Yes, this situation is inequitable. I believe that a true policy oriented Affirmative Action Program is needed in Houston. We need to increase our recruitment of all minorities to city government and also pay particular attention to advancement of our present employees and equitable salaries. As a Council member I would make implementation of these policies a priority. 4. Rape. More services are needed. Primary emphasis should be on increasing police personnel properly trained to deal with rape victims in a sensitive manner. Additionally, the standardized rape evidence procedure should not be the sole responsibility of the victim. The Houston Police Department's coordination with the District Attorney's office should be improved to help expedite case preparation. 5. Sexual Harassment. Certainly reports of job harassment should be taken seriously. The Civil Service Department presently handles these complaints. The three members of the Board and the Director are all appointed by the Mayor. I feel that a woman sensitive to this problem should hold at least one of these important positions. 6. Women's Advocate. I would support a women's advocate position. It is my feeling that such a position should be responsible for general policy decisions and should work closely with the Affirmative Action Division to insure more and better paying jobs for women. However, I feel the titled position is less important than implementing goals. 7. City Jail. Yes. The facilities are inadequate and it is my understanding that women inmates do not have access to the same programs as men. This inequality should be corrected immediately. 8. Police/ Fire. All police officers and fire fighters should perform the same duties. Great care should be exercised to see that recruiting requirements are not inherently discriminatory. 9. Child Care. Although the City can take an active leadership role to encourage child care programs in private enterprise, it is unrealistic at this time to set up such a program within City government. 10. ERA. The Equal Rights Amendment is a necessary addition to the U.S. Constitution. Without its addition discrimination based on sex will not be constitutionally prohibited. The inclusion of the ERA in the Texas HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 18 OCTOBER 1979