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Title Broadside, Vol. 6, No. 8, August 1975
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date August 1975
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript austin track record By a study of roll call votes, letters, and personal contacts reported from the recent Texas Legislative session, Harris County legislators can be judged according to several areas of feminist concern. Good measures of the official attitudes of legislators are roll call votes on key bills. Letters written by legislators to their constituents are of somewhat lesser significance since a letter may not commit the legislator to any side of an issue at all. Do remember, however, that roll call votes and letters are not a complete guide to legislative activity. Committee work is crucial, yet is difficult to measure. Even a roll call vote is not always a completely accurate guide, since a bill can be voted against because it does not do enough in an area, as well as because it does too much. In any case, the following measures can be of significant aid in judging our legislators on feminist issues. There were five issues of special concern to NOW members which were considered to some degree by the Texas Legislature in 1975. These were child care, rape, homosexuality, abortion, and the federal Equal Rights Amendment. In the House of Representatives there were specific roll call votes on bills concerning the first three issues. No abortion bills survived to come to a vote on the floor of either the House or the Senate. This is what we wanted to happen but it also means that we have no real measure of individual legislators * attitudes toward abortion. The repeal of Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code which makes homosexual acts illegal came to the floor of the House but not to the Senate. We therefore have a record of individual Texas Representatives' attitudes toward this important issue, but no such record for Texas Senators. Rescission of the Texas Legislature's ratification of the ERA never came to the floor in either house. However, we have numerous letters and personal contacts which enable us to come to some conclusions about Harris County legislators' official positions on the ERA. The bill which established more strict standards for the licensing and inspection of child care facilities became law and we have roll call votes on the bill from both the House and the Senate. An important element in 13