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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 030. November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1357.

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. (November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977). National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 030. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1357

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Title National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference
Creator
  • National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Publisher National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Date November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
  • Washington, D. C.
Genre
  • pamphlets
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  • Text
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 030
Transcript *t WOMEN, WELFARE AND POVERTY The Federal and State governments should assume a role in focusing on welfare and poverty as major women's issues. All welfare reform proposals should be examined specifically for their impact on women. Inequality of opportunity for women must be recognized as a primary factor contributing to the growth of welfare rolls. Women in poverty, whether young or old, want to be part of the mainstream of American life. Poverty is a major barrier to equality for women. Millions of women who depend on income transfer programs or low paying jobs for their basic life support may be subject to the multiple oppression of sexism, racism, poverty and they are often old or disabled. Many other women, because of discriminatory employment practices, social security laws, differential education of men and women, and lack of adequate child care are just one step away from poverty. Consequently, the elimination of poverty must be a priority of all those working for equal rights for women. Along with major improvements in the welfare system, elimination of poverty for women must include improvements in social security and retirement systems, universal minimum wage, non-traditional job opportunities, quality child care, comprehensive health insurance, and comprehensive legal services. A concerted effort must be made to educate the public about the realities of welfare, the plight of the blind, the aged, the disabled, single-parent families and other low income women. We support increased Federal funding for income transfer programs (e.g. Social Security, SSI, AFDC). Congress should approve a Federal floor under payments to provide an adequate standard of living based on each State's cost of living for all those in need. And, just as with other workers, homemakers receiving income transfer payments should be afforded the dignity of having that payment called a wage, not welfare. We oppose the Carter Administration proposal for welfare reform (HR 9030), which among other things eliminates food stamps, threatens to eliminate CETA training and CETA jobs paying more than minimum wage, and does not guarantee adequate day care, and we oppose proposals for "workfare" where welfare ' < • 28
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