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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1976
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Transcript - 4 - NEWS FROM THE FRONT - A Compilation of Communiques From Our Correspondents A letter dated Feb. 5i 1976, from Karen DeCrow and Eleanor Smeal addressed to Chapter Presidents, Task Force Coordinators,£ rational Board Members enclosed "& summary of Board decisions as prepared by the Secretary, Jean Conner" in addition to an elaboration on the abortion mobilisation approved at the Board, meeting and the funding of our $150,000 pledge to the BRA fund drive. The abortion proposal adopted "focuses on the issues of separation of church an* state in this bicentennial year", and BRA funds are to be raised through sale of the Board-approved BRA medallion and through a request for each member's 75£ contribution at membership renewal time. Also announced in the letter was the following: From Karen DeCrow and Bleanor Smeal, dated Feb. 5: ,f?hls is the time for membership renewal. We urge you to forward your chapter transmittals as soon as possible. In an effort to facilitate membership processing and accounting, we are asking that all dues and transmittal forms be sent directly to: National Organization for Toman Box 3063-5119 Philadelphia, PA 19177 This address is a bank lockbox. This method will allow us to earn interest on dues as soon as they are received and will reduce the volume of paperwork. The bank will immediately deposit all funds, reconcile all checks to their support documents, and record all transactions. We hope you have success in increasing your chapter membership. National NOW will be sending renewal notices shortly." The summary and other materials have ^oezn used to write this report regarding the outcome of the Mary Lynn Myers letter regarding Board actions taken at the December meeting (still no official minutes). The Myers letter raised concerns about the intent of the new board toward the future of NOW, and since then a letter from Elaine Latourell, Vice President Legislation, has been received. She was concerned enough to write abhorring the Board's actions in closing all of F0Vfs offices and opening a "NOW Action Center" in Washington, B.C., with NOW's 15 employees being unilaterally fired after dedicated service to the organization. Further, she feit that the Legislative Program had been destroyed by disconnecting "the political and legislative network which made HOT-the National Organization for Women- one of the most powerful lobbying forces in Washington". Both women had serious doubts about the new Board's actions and the lack of openness displayed by those actions. Since those tvro letters, we have also received: working papers prepared by four different persons for distribution to the January Board meeting; an agenda for that meeting; Guidelines for Submitting Expenses dated January 1976 (allowing lodging up to $25 per night single and $20 double, receipts required, and $15 daily meal allowance - not a per diem - with receipts required for those over $5); the "Phoenix Board Summary", a synopsis of major board actions at Phoenix? and a joint letter from Myers and Latourell written post-Phoenix which is "cautiously hopeful" while remaining seriously concerned about some Board actions at not only at the December meeting but some at the January meeting. Items below are taken from the Phoenix summary with comments excerpted from Myers 4 Latourell, etal. including me. Issues, Actions and Mobilizations l) NOW calls on the U.S. Conference of Mayors (and individual mayors) to observe the traditional American -orinciple of separation of church and state and to reaffirm that principle at the Feb. 27 Conference. (This refers to the practice of declaring a "right-to-life Day" on Jan.22.) ?) The Board spent, applauded Myers & Latourell, "a good deal of time on Prop-ram! Mobilizations on ri^ht to choose and ERA were approved, substantial funding for* displaced homemakers legislative and direction plans was approved, the Board recommended to the LDSF support and partial funding for the Mary Jo Rissher lesbian mother custody appeal — these highlights among other substantive actions."