PAG£ 2 AUSTIN NOW MARCH 1975 NEWSLETTER
This year NOW gave the Susan B- Anthony Award tc th-: Austin iiape Crisis
C«r.ter. They perform a really vital function lr Austin, and we're happy
to have been able to offer thee this recognition. I also want to thank
Ice Sterling, who unselfishly dropped everything to print the award for us
at the last minute.
Lobby Day on the 13th was pretty successful. People shewed up from across
the state in large numbers ... except from Austin. Those of us from Austin
were so few, we all went to the Capitol in my car. I mention this not to
badger you about showing up at these things; I know how difficult it Is to
leave work. I am, however, trying to point out how desperately we need to
shew the Legislators that we do exist. This is of course a plea to write
letters. Letters are very, very important. 1 understand how hard it is to
provide us with your body, but I don't see any rea&on for rot writing
letters. If we lose the ERA, and that possibility now exists, it will be
our fault; we will have lost it all by ourselves. The opposition is not
that strong In numbers, but they are vocal; we are helping them by not.
doing anything. So please write, and get your friends, family, and mothers
If you are a member who Joined before October 1974, NOW is the time to
renew your membership; your three-month grace period expires in March.
Austin NOW Is active in many ways - among them, fighting the ERA rescission
effort, fighting sex discrimination in the school system, lobbying for an
affirmative action plan for the city government, etc. To continue these
activities, we need your continued support, financially and by your active
If you are not yet a member, NOW is the time to Join. If you wish to
attend the State Convention, you will save money by Joining and
pre-registering for it by March 1. If you share our goals, please Join
NOW - we need your support.
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