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Austin NOW Newsletter 1975-11 - Page 2. November, 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5807/show/5803.

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(November, 1975). Austin NOW Newsletter 1975-11 - Page 2. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5807/show/5803

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Title Austin NOW Newsletter 1975-11
Publisher National Organization for Women, Austin Chapter
Date November, 1975
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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  • Austin, Texas
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  • Periodicals
Language English
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
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Transcript PAGE 2 AUSTIN NOW NOVEMBER 1975 NEWSLETTER ______ __W Business Meeting Summary October 15: Janna Zumbrun of ALO asked for endorsement of her for appointment to the Ruman Relations Commission, which handles discrimination complaints. She is seeking the appointment as an open Lesbian, and feels that it ia Important to have gay representation on the HRC. She is interested in seeing the Commission solicit input from community groups and citizens; she is especially Interested in advocating the rights of Lesbian and non-Lesbian women. Voted to send a letter endorsing her.... Janna also asked about having a resolution introduced at the State Council meeting in Rouston, in support of the rights of Lesbian mothers. An ALO member has a difficult child custody case coming up, and Janna asked if it would be possible to get donations toward her legal fund at the State Council. Sue Ricket offered to present a resolution to the State Council.... A few T-shirts remain from our August 26th fund-raising project. Most of the remaining ones are smudged or otherwise imperfect, and will be sold at reduced rate3.... Discussed plans for "Alice Doesn't" Day, October 29th. We will Join WEAL, AWPC, the Women's Center, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs in sponsoring a parade from the Center to the Capitol. Barbara is having leaflets printed for it; they can double as arm bands for those who must work that day.... Nancy Van Beek is now Nancy Lee and has moved to California. Austin NOW will miss her. Adlos, amlga.... Details for transportation, etc., for the NOW convention were discussed. There will be a program meeting on Impressions of the convention, on November 5.... As of this meeting, there are 10 Texas NOW members in Austin, Just enough to entitle us to one representative on the State Council. However, if all our members Joined (or at least 51), we would have two representatives on the Council. All it takes is one dollar, so please Join state NOW. And remember, state dues paid now cover you through the end of 1976. ___. National Conference °*bbl DuBose "It's Our Revolution NOWJ" was the theme of NOW's Eighth National Conference last month in Philadelphia, "the City of Sisterly Love." Austin NOW members Donna Walker-Ashworth, Barbara Duke, Debbl DuBose, Michellne Fountain, Sue Ricket, and Olga De Leon attended the Conference; several of them will report on it to the chapter at the November program meeting, and the December Newsletter will contain further Conference reports. In brief, the results of the elections held at the Conference are that the In Group is Out, and the Out Group is In. President Karen DeCrow's "Majority Caucus" (so named because, while a minority on the previous Board, they believed they represented a majority of the NOW membership) took 8 of the top 9 offices (all but Legislation V-P); included among the winners is Martha Dickey, Texas NOW State Coordinator. All offices were hotly contested by the non-Majority Caucus candidates (who did not have a slate, and so divided their vote); DeCrow defeated Mary Lynn Myers on the second ballot (held from 1 to 4 am Sunday) by only 98 votes out of nearly 2300. None of the Board candidates received a majority in the only ballot for those 25 places (held from 2 to 6 am Monday); the Conference decided that afternoon to accept the top 25 vote- getters from the first ballot as the new Board. Of the members thus appointed, 16 are from the Majority Caucus slate, Including Houston's Gloria Guardiola; Houstonlte Helen Cassidy and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Mary Lynn Myers were among the 9 non-MC persons. Two very Important resolutions were passed by the Convention. The first, passed by an overwhelming majority, established the accomplishment of equal rights for lesbians as a national priority for NOW; allocated at least \% of National dues for the National Task Force on Sexuality and Lesbianism; and directed that Task Force to coordinate legislative efforts on the local, state, and national levels to secure passage of Bella Abzug's HR 5^52 and similar legislation to establish full civil rights for Lesbians and remove all criminal law restrictions on sexual preference.