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Harris County Women's Political Caucus Newsletter 1974-12 - page 1. December, 1974. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3791/show/3781.

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(December, 1974). Harris County Women's Political Caucus Newsletter 1974-12 - page 1. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3791/show/3781

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Title Harris County Women's Political Caucus Newsletter 1974-12
Publisher Harris County Women's Political Caucus
Date December, 1974
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Harris County--Periodicals.
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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  • periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 10 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b4680189~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Harris County--Periodicals.
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b4680189~S11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the “About” page of this website.
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Transcript HCWPC Harris County Women's Political Caucus 3602 miam houston 77002 (713)524-5743 NEWSLETTER DECEMEER 1974 THE E.R.A. AND YOU by Barbara Williams "Article 1, Section 3a. Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin. This amendment is self- operative." Equal Legal Rights Amendment to the Texas Constitution. Ratified by Texas citizens in November1 1972. "Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation the provisions of this article. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification." Proposed 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To date, ratified by states, including Texas. Five more states must ratify before it becomes law. What's an article on the Equal Rights Amendment doing in the HCWPC newsletter, you ask. Texas ratified the Amendment to the U.S. constitution in the spring of 1972 at a special session of the legislature. Then Texas voters approved the addition of an Equal Legal Rights Amendment to the Texas constitution that fall by a four to one majority. Clearly the ERA is a closed issue In Texas. Or is it? Wot if you've been to a drive-in bank in Beaumont, to a beauty parlor in Sherman or to a PTAmeeting In League City. If you had been in any of these places, you'd have a pink sheet titled "Ladies, Have You Heard?" That one piece of paper contains a multitude of half truths, misleading quotes and slanderous statements about the Equal Rights Amendment and some of its supporters. Inaccurate emotional propaganda, it la--BUT, it is also effective: effective at raising doubts in the minds of the public and at producing enough emotional fervor that thousands of Texas citizens are sending off Messages to their legislators pleading for a reconsideration of the ERA ratification in the upcoming legislative session. Where did the "Ladles, Have You Heard?" literature come from and who is behind it? The anti-ERA propaganda originates from an ad hoc group called