October 28, 1974
Congress passes Federal Equal Credit
Opportunity Act after two years of efforts
by NOW to end discrimination against women
in obtaining credit.
May 11, 1975
Mother's Day march in front of the
Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C,
publicizing the hierarchy's attempt to
pressure the government to ban birth control
July 21, 1975
NOW endorses the first political
candidate in NOW history, Congresswoman
Bella Abzug (D-NY) for the Senate.
January 5, 1976
National NOW Action Center opens in
Washington, D.C, consolidating the former
national office, legislative office, and
public Information office.
July 4 - August 28, 1976
NOW Vigil is held at the White
- "Shoulder to Shoulder for the ERA."
January 18, 1977
Indiana becomes the 35th state to ratify
April 21-24, 1977
Tenth National Conference is held in
Detroit. The second decade of NOW 1s
celebrated with an ERA rally. NOW/PAC and
National ERA Strike Force created. El lie
Smeal 1s elected fifth National President.
August 27, 1977
First ERA national Walk-a-thon is held
for Equal Rights. \
October 20, 1977
NOW spearheads drive to extend deadline
for ERA ratification.
NOW continues economic boycott of fifteen
unratified states. Over 300 organizations
join the boycott.
July 9, 1978
NOW sponsors ERA march 1n Washington,
D.C. 100,000 attend.
August 15, 1978
House approves extension of ERA
-By Ann J. Robison-
The Pornography Commission of the U.S.
Attorney General's Office will be holding
public hearings on pornography Sept. 11-
12, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Federal
Courthouse in Houston as part of a year
long, nation-wide program.
The Commission is interested in hearing
anyone who may have been victimized by
pornography. (Examples: A wife who was
forced to endure bizarre sex acts after
her husband viewed pornography or a
sexual assault victim who may have been
assaulted after or while the offenders
The hearing will also include testimony
from Dr. A. Nicholas Groth, Dr. Ed Donne-
stein, Dr. Malamuth and other experts in
the fields of offender treatment and
If you (or someone you know) wishes to
testify, your identity can be altered to
protect anonimity or you may submit written testimony.
For more information, please contact Ed
Chapman, Investigator Attorney General's
Commission on Pornography, U.S. Department of Justice, 10th and Constitution
Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20530 —
or Call (202) 724-7837.
Ann J. Robison is Chair, Texas NOW Task
Force on Pornography and Program Specialist, Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services, Texas Department of Health.
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