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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24942.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24942

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Transcript UH Profesor Gerry Gardner was instrumental in electing national officers at the 21st Annual NOW Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Also at the convention members raised over $350,000 for the presidential campaign of Patricia Schroeder. Photos by Michael Williams. NOW Continues ERA Efforts At the 1987 convention of the National Organization for Women in Philadelphia, members elected national officers and set their agenda for the next three years. Gerald H.F. Gardner, University of Houston electrical engineering professor and faculty advisor for NOW, was a part of the process. As a voting delegate at the convention, Gardner helped to elect the United Feminist Action Campaign as the national NOW officers for the next three years. The four candidates from that party were: Molly Yard (president), Patricia Ireland (vice- president-executive), Sheri O'Dell (vice president-action, and Kim Gandy (secretary). During the convention, Gardner, along with about two thousand other NOW members, raised over $350,000 for the presidential campaign of Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder. The money was pledged in less than 30 minutes. Gardner feels that Schroeder's candidacy is the logical recipient of NOW support. "She seems to be the only candidate who is sympathetic with the issues that NOW addresses." he states. Gerald Gardner's involvement in NOW began in 1968. He was twice elected president of the local chapter in Pittsburgh, Pa. He also served as treasurer of Pennsylvania NOW and was elected in 1972 to NOW's national governing board. These are positions rarely held by men in NOW. After he joined the chapter in Pittsburgh he worked diligently to bring about the nationwide desegregation of newspaper help- wanted ads. He was present with Wilma Scott Heide, the founder of the first Pittsburgh chapter of NOW, when they formally met with the publisher of the Pittsburgh Press in an effort to bring about the desegregation of male/female help- wanted ads. Negotiations with the Pittsburgh Press would HOWLON WOMEN 1 WAIT FOR EQUAL,TY eventually stall and produce little progress. Gardner would later prepare and present testimony in Washington, D.C. at a hearing held by the office of Federal Contact Compliance. The fruits of NOW's (and Gardner's) labors were reaped in 1972 when the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Pittsburgh Press v. The Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission and NOW, ruled in favor of NOW and the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission. In the fifteen years since that Supreme Court decision, Gardner has remained a staunch supporter of feminist views. This has made him invaluable as the faculty advisor for NOW at UH. Dr. Gardner left his position of 24 years with Gulf Oil in 1980 and joined the faculty of the University of Houston as a professor of electrical engineering and has taught geophysics students since then. He became the faculty advisor for the UH chapter in 1981 and has been reelected every year since. It's a position that Gardner says he enjoys very much and he is ar. - preciative of the link it provide s between faculty and student . Dr. Gardner is also pleased t \ see that some members go o i to have a deeper involvement i i NOW. One such member i> Helen Ortiz, who is presentl serving on NOW's nations! governing board. Dr. Gardner has attended ev ery NOW convention since h< joined the organization in 1968 He felt that the 1987 conventior had more issues to deal with than in the past. And he happily noted that in this convention there was no major crisis that could impede progress. He feels that the unity presently prevailing in NOW will be of vital importance in the months ahead as NOW, along with other national activist groups, steps up it's efforts to prevent the confirmation of President Reagan's controversial nominee to U.S. Supreme Court — Robert Bork. Many feminists see the Bork confirmation as a threat to many landmark decisions that have been handed 316