broad-side n. 3b: a sheet of paper printed on one or both aides and folded.
4: something (as a ballad) printed on a broadside. 5a: the simultaneous dls-
charge of all the guns on ona side of a ship.
Vol. 6. No. 3 HOUSTON AREA NOW Newsletter
HILLIARD INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RATIFICATION CF ERA
Representative Hilllard (D., Ft. Worth) has Introduced H.C.R. 57
which calls for rescission of Texas' ratification of the ERA. It
has been assigned to a committee of which Ray Hutchison is chairperson. Other members are Chris Miller (vice-chair), Ben Bynum, G. R.
Close, Wllhelmlna Delco, Woody Denson, Matt Garcia, Bob Hendricks,
Jim Mattooc, Lyndon Olson, Tom Schieffer, Bill Sullivant, Ron Waters,
Senfronia Thompson, and Joe Wyatt. Members of this committee must
have letters from us asking them to support the ERA. Write to your
representative c/o Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 787H. If you do
not know who represents you, call the League of Women Voters, at
529-3171. Even though both Houstonlans on the committee (Thompson
and Waters) are strongly for ERA, they must have letters to back \;hem
up. Please write.
Our Lobby Day on February 13 was a big success. Members of Houston
Area NOW, Bay Area NOW, Northwest NOW, Federally Employed Women,
the United Nations Association, and other citizens joined to lobby
in Austin far the ERA. The general impression was that legislators
thought the issue was settled with the 1972 ratification of ERA and
are reluctant to take it up again. However, there have been very large
amounts of mall from anti-ERA fcrcesj so now we have H.C.R. 57
calling far rescission, and H.B. 666 calling far a public referendum
on the issue. Lt. Governor Hobby, a strong ERA supporter, said that
mall was running as much as 10 to 1 against the ERA and asked us to
please write to him, to Governor Briscoe, and to Speaker Clayton.
Although North Dakota recently ratified the ERA, making a total of 34
states, Georgia, Utah, and Nevada have all voted recently not to
ratify. If Texas were to rescind its ratification, the ERA would be
seriously set back in those states which have not yet voted on the
issue. Please, write your legislators and urge them to KEEP the ERA.