NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
Vol. 4. dc~
April 28 is the date for the
1973 Convention of the Harris County Women's Political Caucus. Although plans are still in the rough,
the agenda will include a business
session for election of officers
and adoption of resolutions, a panel
discission by female state legislators, and workshops on local issues.
Among these invited to speak are
Frances Farenthold, chairperson of
the National Women's Political Caucus, and state legislators Chris
Miller (Ft. Worth), Sarah Weddington (Austin), Eddie Bernice Johnson (Dallas), Kay Bailey (Houston),
Sefronia Thompson (Houston), and
Betty Andujahr (Ft. Worth).
The business session of the HCWPC
Convention will begin at 9:00 AM
on the 28th of April at Agnes Arnold Hall, UH Campus. HCWPC President Ruth Mil burn will serve as
temporary chairperson. The usual
order of business includes the e4
lection of officers, followed by
division into priorities committees for drafting resolutions. After the priorities committees meet,
the convention as a whole is reconvened to vote on resolutions and
to nominate standing committees.
After the business session and
a lunch break (sack lunches will
be provided for $1), the convention will hear a panel of state
legislators, all women, who will
discuss their own trials, tribulations, and glories as well as
how other women can be effective
in state politics. Following
the panel, workshops on local
Harris County politics are planned.
Each workshop will last lh hours.
Focusing on cutting through red
tape, Judith Abbott, coordinator
for the afternoon workshops, is
organizing sessions on these topics:
SCHOOLS - HISD, universities, parent-teacher asscciations, TSTA
PROBLEMS OF THE AGED - housing,
Social Security, medical care
CITY HALL - City Council, garbage
and library departments, utilities
HOW TO MAKE MONEY - self-employment, small businesses, insurance,
credit, Title Vll of the Civil
Judith has slyly titled her workshop manual, "How to Cause Trouble."
The Convention will be open to
the public. Registration is $1 for
both members and non-members. Only
those who have paid their dues at
least three days prior to the convention will be allowed to vote.
HCWPC dues are $5.00 per year or
$3.50, if you waive the state lobbying fee and the national dues.
A fund-raising cocktail party
wi"!l be scheduled for the evening.