Child Care. NS 10. ERA. The constitution is explicit on equal rights for all - the
breakdown for equal rights is that there are not enough women in high political and
judgeship offices. 11. Women in your Campaign. Advisors and workers. 12. Additional
Comments. As Fire Chief, I experienced the same situation that many men have after
promoting a woman to a high position, Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief.
When the male subordinates realize that top management is serious about promoting
women they are reluctant at first but accept it. The biggest opposition is from the
other women. They insist the promoted woman is a peer. If women provide half the
vote they should be entitled to half the political appointments.
Jack Josey Terence.
NO RESPONSE RECEIVED.
Judson Robinson, Jr., a real estate executive and incumbent council member for 8
1. City Problem. Crime. Although our present police force is inadequate and needs expansion, this alone will not solve the problem. Crime is a social disease that in many
cases is closely correlated with poverty, unemployment, drug abuse and alcoholism. A
solution will require many agencies working together in a coordinated effort. 2. Battered Women. Providing shelter and other supportive services for battered women is an
essential part of any responsible program. An equal amount of attention needs to be
devoted to prevention through better, more effective family counseling and assistance
programs. Yes, I would support more shelters for battered women. 3. Affirmative Action. As a minority myself, I have always and will continue to support strong, effective
Affirmative Action Programs. We need a total program to address all the issues from
employee recruitment to promotion and advancement. 4. Rape. More services are definitely needed. However, we also need to do a better job of preventing these acts of
violence before they occur. One way to accomplish this is through better law enforcement and by keeping repeat offenders off the streets. 5. Sexual Harassment. Absolutely. Every person is entitled to work, with dignity and without fear of harassment.
6. Women's Advocate. I supported the women's advocate position when it was originally created and funded. However, the program proved to be ineffective. I believe these
concerns are best addressed through a total Affirmative Action Program that looks at
all the human rights issues. 7. City Jail. Yes. Obviously much could be done to improve these facilities especially in preventing acts of violence and harassment among
the prisoners themselves. Efforts should also be made in the areas of prevention and rehabilitation. We need to eliminate the cause of crime and decrease our dependence on
incarceration which has never proven to be effective. 8. Police/Fire. All police officers
and fire fighters do not perform the same duties now. I am convinced, however, that
better stratification of duties would open up more employment opportunities for women and help solve some of our recruitment problems. 9. Child Care. No. There are
many excellent public and private day care centers available. To provide these services
to City employees would either take away from other programs or increase the tax
burden for all Houstonians. 10. ERA. Yes. In the area of human rights, we can never
have too many guarantees. 11. Women in your Campaign. There are as many women
involved in my campaign as men. My wife, Margarite, is serving as Campaign Manager,
and other women are in my coordinator roles. 12. Additional Comments. I have always supported women's rights along with other human rights issues. If reelected, I
will continue to support the advancement and rights of all minorities.
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A live "Meet the Candidate" special scheduled by the League of Women Voters of
Houston will be broadcast Monday, November 5, 8 to 10 p.m. on KUHT-TV, Channel
8. The election eve program will provide a forum for all candidates in the races for
mayor and city council. Each candidate will be required to answer an issue question
formulated by the League and general questions from Houston Chronicle political editor Joe Nolan and Susan Wright of KUHT.
Voters Guide, the 20-page tabloid of nonpartisan voting information published by the
League of Women Voters of Houston, contains information on candidates for mayor,
city council, comptroller, and Houston Independent School District board of trustees.
A map showing the new city council districts, a precinct chart to determine your
district and a map showing HISD voting districts are included as well as information
on the three constitutional amendments and the city referendum. This free publication is available at all city and county libraries or from the League office, 1947 West
Gray, Suite 202, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays.
The Voters Guide will also be distributed by League members at Target Stores on
Saturday November 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for Voter Information Day. A
sample ballot and demonstration voting machines will also be on display.
Enforcement of criminal tax laws against political contributions by corporations will
be the topic Monday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Krost Hall of the University of
Houston College of Law. Gerald A. Feffer, deputy assistant attorney general of the tax
division of the U. S. Department of Justice will lecture on corporation "slush funds"
and overseas payments as well as political contributions. The free lecture, fifth in a
continuing series, is sponsored by the UH Tax Law Association. For further information call 749-4331.
The Mockingbird Alliance of Houston will meet Saturdays, November 10 and 24, at
3 p.m. in the Baltic Room of the University Center, UH Central Campus to take an
active role in the anti-nuclear movement. For further information call 520-7506 or
contact Mockingbird Alliance at 900 Lovett, Suite 207, Houston TX 77006.
The U. S. Women's National Volleyball Team will face Japan in the Summit Friday,
November 9 at 8 p.m. Qualified to represent the U. S. at the Olympics in Moscow in
1980, this team is the one based in Pasadena, Texas. For tickets, $3 general admission
(4 tickets for $10) call 667-0799.
The play, Butterflies are Free, will be a benefit sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of
NOW at the Clear Creek Country Theatre Thursday, November 15. Curtain time 8:15
p.m. with a free champagne reception following the performance. Admission $5.00,
with half of the proceeds to be used in the ERA ratification fight. Clear Creek Country
Theatre is located on Highway 3, one block south of FM 518 in League City. To order
tickets call Evie Whitsett, 488-1757 or 488-1777 (evenings) or Pat Kuhlmann, 488-3278.
Job placement assistance and observations of non-traditional careers through tours of
worksites are available free from Women Work for Work, a program of Vocational
Guidance Service (VGS). Fees are on a sliding scale (based on family income) for
workshops on Intensive Career Planning, Resume Writing and Interviewing, and for a
Support Group to reinforce self-confidence and identify possible solutions to problems
during and after the job search. For further information contact Women Work for
Work, 2525 San Jacinto, Houston TX 77002 or call 659-1800 ext. 209.
Good company + good food = good ideas. Montrose/SW NOW Chapters invite you to
bring a dish to share for Potluck at Peggy's, 1803 Fairview, Sunday, November 11 at
5:30 p.m. Call 522-4468 for further details.
CITIZENS AGAINST NUCLEAR
TEXPIRG, Texas Public interest Research Group
set up a fund to fight the licensing of Allen's Creek Nuclear
Power Plant in Wallis, Texas (less than 50 mi. from Houston.
Money raised will hire nuclear experts to testify against
the safety of this plant at the final hearing.
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN
Texpirg Intervention Defense Fund
327 Hedwig Road
Houston, Texas 77024
465-7169 (after 5)
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