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Houston Breakthrough 1976-10 - Page 3. October 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 2, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3590/show/3572.

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(October 1976). Houston Breakthrough 1976-10 - Page 3. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3590/show/3572

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1976-10
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date October 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 8
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript Breakthrough polls area candidates BOB ECKHARDT Bob Eckhardt, candidate for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, District 8. Served 10 years in Congress and 8 years in the Texas House of Representatives. Eckhardt has been targeted by the oil companies because he has consistently supported regulation of the oil industry and is against any sudden price decontrols. His opponent is a special interest (oil) candidate. Nick Gearhart (beware of name confusion. Remember Yar- brough —Yarborough?) is running from outside his district. (He lives in River Oaks). 1. Un e mployment and high prices tace my electorate daily. 2. The availability of jobs with an adequate salary is the greatest problem facing women in the 8th District. I will continue to support the enforcement of equal opportunity, as well as legislation which provides funding for day care centers, adequate health programs and full employment. 3. Yes. I interpreted the Supreme Court's decision as"" saying that the government should not involve itself more than absolutely necessary in this matter which is essentially a medical, moral and perhaps religious question to be resolved by a woman in consultation with her doctor and anyone else she chooses. 4. Yes. The constitutional guarantee of equality is the highest expression of a democracy. 5. Adequate child care at a reasonable cost is essential to working mothers. I supported legislation in 1971 (which was vetoed by Nixon) to aid Day Care Centers and I will continue to do so. Health 1. The way to end abuse in the Medicaid program is to supplant it with a comprehensive system of National Health Insurance. Many people who need assistance cannot get it because of "cracks" in the law which are due to income limitations, whereas others get assistance through frauds or administrative laxity even though they should not be receiving it. 2. I support the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 (PL 93-222) in the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee on which I served and I supported it on the House floor. Mg^^MMMj JANIS POOL BOB GAMMAGE Editor's Note: In early September Houston Breakthrough sent questionnaires to area political candidates in the November 2 election. Our intention was to publish all responses. Republican responses were so light that we decided to focus on four key contested races - two Congressional [Districts 8 and 22], one Senate [District 7] and one county [Precinct 3]. Despite our repeated efforts to contact the Republican candidates in these races we could not get them to meet our "extended deadline/' Finally, Nick Cearhart's office told us, in effect, that he wasn't interested in women's issues. It appears that neither were Dr. Ron Paul, Walter Keith or Bob Eckels. Questions were: 1. What are the one or two greatest problems facing your electorate? 2. What are the one or two greatest political, social, or economic problems facing specifically the women in your constituency? If elected, what kind of legislation will you sponsor or work for to help women in these areas? 3. Do you approve of the Suoreme Court position on abortion? Why or why not? 4. Do you publicly support ratification of the ERA? Why or why not? 5. What is your position on government support to day care programs for children? In specific questions to county, state and national candidates we focused on one area - health. In our opinion it is the number one issue or crisis in this country, particularly the way it affects women and the poor. Thus, we asked the following questions: To U.S. Representatives: 1. How do you plan to help correct abuses in the Medicaid program? 2. Would you support legislation to encourage the development of health-maintenance organizations? 3. Would you support a bill for nationalized health insurance? If so, whose sponsored-bill? For State Legislators: 1. Do you feel that the UT Board of Regents acted illegally in dissolving the UTSSN ? 2 Would you support a bill to allow the nursing profession to control nursing education? For County Commissioners: 1. Would you support a nurse member on the Hospital District Board of Managers? 2. Are you in favor of combining city and county health departments? 3. I support the Kennedy- Griffith Bill, which was renamed the Kennedy-Corman Bill when Griffith left Congress. Bob Gammage, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat, District 22. Served in the Texas Senate, 1973-1976 and Texas House of Representatives, 1971-1973. Gammage's opponent is another special interest candidate (medical establishment). Dr. Ron Paul is heavily back by the American Medical Association ($15,000 contributions) and the Texas Medical Association ($15,000 contributions) and many $1,000 contributions (the new legal limit) from individual doctors. Paul is a favorite of the right wing lobby. His financial campaign manager ran for Vice-President of the American Party this year. Paul won in last Spring's special election over Bob Casey's seat. His voting record in Congress was singled out and praised recently in Thunderbolt, the KKK national magazine. 1. The total lack of House representation in Congress. The economy. 2. Economic opportunity: prohibitions and penalties for discrimination in credit lending, hiring, and promotion practices. 3. I am personally opposed to abortion, but support the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. This question is a matter of personal moral choice. 4. Support. It's right-for all people. 5. I have consistently supported day care assistance to those who could not otherwise afford it-preferably through private programs, where available. Health 1. Monitoring of procedures- costs by health care professionals and institutions. 2. I sponsored the state's HMO legislation - National Health Insurance should be cost-effective and rely upon the private sector as much as possible.* Gene Jones, candidate for the Texas Senate, District 7. Served two terms in the Texas House and is the incumbent State Senator. His opponent Walter Keith, owner of a janitorial cleaning and supply company, ran unsuccessfully in several local races in the past. Dr. Ron Paul's efforts and money have helped Keith by virtue of some overlapping in strong Republican precincts. 1. Keeping taxes down/tax reform and equitable financing of public education. 2. Availability of adequate child care facilities. I will work for an appropriate level of state funding and regulation of such facilities. Also, sex discrimination in state employment, particularly in high salaried positions. I will actively seek remedies for such instances of discriminatory practices. 3. Within that position it is possible at the state level to provide for certain restrictions on abortion. While it is certainly not necessary to consider a constitutional amendment in reference to this issue, there are some rights which need to be considered and protected: a. I support a "conscience clause" preventing medical personnel from being compelled to participate in abortion. b. I am opposed to the expenditure of public funds for abortions. c. I cannot support abortion on demand in the final trimester of pregnancy. 4. Yes. 5. As a means of encouraging mothers (or fathers) to seek employment or job training as an alternative to reliance on other forms of public assistance, funding day care centers GENE JONES is certainly a more desirable and more productive expenditure of tax dollars. Health I certainly question the authority of the Board of Regents to dissolve a system created by the Texas Legislature. I will support legislation designed to afford nurses professional autonomy and control over their education. Janis Pool, candidate County Commissioner, Precinct 3. Twenty years as a community activist. Experiences range from organizing foster parents in St. Louis to reform the Missouri Child Welfare Department to organizing neighbors in the Westador sub-division in Harris County to lay down a speed bump for the safety of their children.When Commissioner Eckels sent "3 men, a gradall and a dump truck" to scrape up the speed bump, claiming it was a road hazard. Pool decided to run against him. Pool attended Commissioner's Court meetings without fail to study the manner in which they handle county business. This has reinforced her belief that a citizens' advocate is needed oh the court. 1 Flood control—the more concrete we pour, the more we risk flooding. Also, the county needs ordinance-making power to enforce state regulations. 2. The County Commissioners feel no responsibility for the lack of a county Affirmative Action program. As a county we presently violate federal laws. Also, a salary scale to equalize wages so that women of all income levels can become more economically independent. 3. I believe in freedom of choice. The Hyde Amendment cuts out federal funds to poor women. It now means that "freedom of choice" will not apply to women without means. 4. Absolutely. 5. I support it simply because there are parents that absolutely have to work and day care programs would insure that children would be properly cared for and protected. I am particularly worried about children left alone — the "latch key" children. Hopefully, the government would set quality standards for day care centers. Health 1. Yes, definitely. 2. Yes. I would like to see other departments like parks and recreation also combined.