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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, September 1985
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Date September 1985
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Transcript -6- NOV ORIGINS June 28-30, 1966 Third Annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women is held in Washington, D.C. The Commission, John Kennedy at the Roosevelt, examines discrimination against States. founded by President request of Eleanor the extent of women in the United June 30, 1966 The need for a civil rights organization for women recognized by 28 women attending the Commission meeting. NOW is formed. The founders draft a statement of purpose calling for NOW "to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society." October 29-30, 1966 The first organizing conference of NOW is held in Washington, D.C. Kathryn Clarenbach is elected the first Chair of the Board; Betty Friedan, first President of NOW. There are 300 charter members of NOW. February 15, 1967 In a national action, NOW members enter government EEOC offices in New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, and other cities to protest EEOC's lack of support on sex discrimination cases. August 30, 1967 NOW members picket The New York Times to protest its sex-segregated want ad policy. November, 1967 The second National Conference is held in Washington, D.C. Members set position on ERA and abortion, giving support to both. A "Women's Bill of Rights" is written. NOW's membership is 1,200. Mother's Day, 1968 NOW members rally in front of the White House demanding a revival of ERA. December, 1968 The Third National Conference is held in Atlanta. Priority action given to the repeal of abortion laws. NOW's headquarters move to New York City from Detroit. March, 1970 Fourth National Conference. NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund 1s created; national headquarters moves to Chicago. August 26, 1970 NOW Strike for Equality commemorates the 50th Anniversary of women's suffrage. 25,000 participate in NY; 10,000 in L.A.; and 15,000 in Chicago. These demonstrations gain media attention and increase the number of members involved in the movement. March 29, 1971 NOW protests against AT&T successfully throughout the country for their sex discriminatory policies. NOW attorney Sylvia Roberts successfully appeals the Weeks v. Southern Bell case which established ffie principle that women had the right to bid for "men's jobs," a right previously denied them under the guise of protecting them from strenuous work. September 3-6, 1971 Fifth National Conference in Los Angeles. Membership 1s at 15,000. Affirmation that discrimination against lesbians is a legitimate concern of feminism. March 22, 1972 Passage of ERA 1n the Senate. 1s the first state to ratify the ERA. Hawaii June 23, 1972 Congress passes Title IX ensuring equal educational opportunity for women in federally funded institutions. NOW plays significant role in Its passage. January 22, 1973 Supreme Court declares abortion a right of women. legal August 25, 1973 NOW chapters challenge Little League on sex discrimination, through demonstrations at the Little League World Series and filing charges of discrimination. August 26, 1973 NOW lobbying office opens in Washington, D.C. June, 1974 NOW files EEOC charges against Sears and Roebuck for sex discrimination and noncompliance with Equal Employment opportunity laws. Over 100 NOW chapters enlist the support of Sears employees and customers with investigations and leafletting.