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NOW News Bay Area Chapter, October 1981 - Page 9. October 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5887/show/5883.

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, October 1981
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date October 1981
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Transcript 1 Worhshop on November 21, Saturday on women's issues and legislation in the U.S. Congress^.and the Reagan administration. WOMENfS LOBBY ALLIANCE Our meetings are listed monthly in MATRIX. Don11 agonize. organize! by Jeanne Saletan A workshop on women's issues on the national scene is planned for Saturday, Novemember 21 in Houston. Feminists need to know about the Economic Equity Act (a good bundle) and the Family Protection Act ( a bad bundle). There will be updates on ERA and how we are working toward June I982.and on reproductive rights and how we can lobby effectively against all forms of a Human Life Amendment. There will be individual sessions or lobby kit information on administration retreat from aiTirmative action, sexual harassment and sex equity in education (Title IX). Recent supreme court decisions will be analyzed as they affect our legal rights. There will be information on legislation pertaining to social security, child care, pensions, sex equity in insurance. A presentation will deal with how to lobby effectively, especially the nuts and bolts of organizing your own organization for lobbying actions. Printed programs with registration cards will be available after October 19 and will be distributed at the November meeting of Bay Area NOW. The whole question of survival in a period of political hostility will be addressed by our speakers and panelists. Bay Area NOW is one of the founders of the Women's Lobby Alliance, a network of 20 participating organizations in the Houston metropolitan area which coordinate their lobbying efforts in support of women's interests toward the creation of a society in which women and men have equality under the law and both sexes share full participation in every aspect of that society. What does "coordinating their lobbying efforts" mean? Getting our act together and doing it at the same time for the greatest impact! For instance, last week five women met with Congressman Bill Archer to discuss the Economic Equity Act. We introduced ourselves as representing four different organizations. Similar delegations money and produce letters to targeted legislators. During the I98I session of the Texas legislature we went to Austin twice by chartered bus to be present at key hearings on abortion. One organization by itself could not fill a bus, but all together we can. Now that the scene is in Washington, D.C. our lobbying tactics must be different. Meetings of the Women's Lobby Alliance are work sessions where legislation and issues are analyzed and then a lobbying action is proposed. If approved by a vote of the organization representatives (Legislative Chairs), it will be carried back to the organizations with background information for implementation. We are implementing a process whereby press releases can be endorsed by two or more organizations and this should result in a continuing high visibility for issues of concern to women. The autonomy of the participating organizations must be respected while we strive for maximum cooperation. We can no longer afford to work in isolation from each other. Each organization has its own specialty to offer. I have found that the Women's Equity Action League is a reliable source of legislative updates. The National Women's Political Caucus has know-how about getting feminists into elected and appointed office. American Civil Liberties Union pursues our goals through litigation. Texas Abortion Rights Action League concentrates wholly on this important issue. NOW is in the forefront of leadership in the Women's Lobby Alliance because we are activists and specialize in implementation. WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER. Jeanne Saletan has been your representative to the Women's Lobby Alliance since November I98O but she would like to turn this opportunity over to a self nominee so that she can concentrate on her job as Coordinator of the Women's Lobby Alliance. One or more alternates are also needed. Judy Blanchard represents A Uniting Church and Gail Kidwell is her alternate. You could will meet with our U.S. Senators and Congress- pool rides to the Houston Area Women's Center. persons in the next months. r Come visit us at our new office after T . October 1st. We share rented facilities We are operating a phone bank together with four organizations in the alliance at for ERA and reproductive rights to raise ^ Chelsea Blvd. in Houston. Call 471-2862.