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Title Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978
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Transcript "so are they all, all honorable men' Feminist vote split in U. S. Senate race By Barbara Karkabi Bob Krueger and Joe Christie are both self described moderates whose records on women's issues split the vote of the Texas Women's Political Caucus, causing the Steering Committee not to endorse either candidate in the Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate nomination. 'This is not a negative action," says Anita Lang, Vice Chair for Political Action for the TWPC. "It is more positive because we felt their records were almost equal." Joe Christie disagrees. 'The difference between me and Krueger is that mine is record and his is rhetoric," Christie says. Christie points with pride to his years as Chairman of the State Insurance Board. "I would like you to look at my record on women's rights, and review it. While I was on the insurance board, I pushed legislation that outlawed sex discrimination in insurance. I required a job analysis probe to see if women employed by the board were getting equal pay for equal work. When I found out they weren't, I raised the salaries of at least 100 people and I increased the number of minority employees by 500 percent." Judith Guthrie, employed as a professional lobbyist, lobbies on her own time for women's issues. She admires Christie's initiative and says, "He did a lot of things he didn't have to do. When we were working on the changes [in the insurance codes] regarding sex discrimination we thought we would have to make a case in court or run it through the legislature. But Christie offered to write them up through his commission, and gave us the assistance of his staff in drawing up and presenting the codes." Christie supports a woman's right to choose abortion. "I would have voted against the Hyde Amendment," he says, "and not opposed the Supreme Court's decision." On this question the two candidates are not far apart. "My strongest stand on women's issues," say Bob Krueger, "is my opposition to federal involvement in a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy. I voted against the Hyde Amendment and cast 15 other votes against federal involvement in this issue. I strongly object to the federal government stepping in and dictating where and when. And I firmly believe that poor women have the right to use federal funds for abortions." While Christie talks directly of women's issues, Krueger speaks of human rights. "I have always had an interest in human rights even before entering Congress. I believe people should achieve their maximum potential. That's why I taught for 12 years and that's why I entered politics. Krueger told the recent TWCP convention, "I would not make women's issues a top priority of mine." But Anita Lang says, "I don't believe he meant to say that women's issues are not important. He does his homework and pays attention to women's issues, but he's well rounded nationally and has other priorities. He doesn't go out and slay the dragon, but then we need a woman for that." Donna Duerk, a member of the steering committee of both the TWPC and the NWPC, approached Krueger during the TWPC Convention to discuss displaced homemakers' legislation. Krueger told her he wasn't familiar with it. "So I explained it to him in detail," Duerk says. "A few months later I met him in Washington and posed the same question. He told me again that he wasn't familiar with the legislation, and again I explained it to him. He listened intently, but I had the feeling that if I approached him a third time, his answer would still be the same." Candidates Christie and Krueger both support the ERA and extension of the deadline for its ratification. But Christie originally ducked the issue, saying he wanted to study the constitutional question raised by the dean of the Yale School of Law. He says he has studied the question, and now supports extension. Christie did vote for the Equal Rights Amendment three times in the Texas Senate. Krueger approves "in general" of child care programs with adjustable fees. Christie has made child care a part of his platform. "We need skills and careers and the only way to get welfare mothers back into the system is to provide day care centers," Christie says. Other women's issues on which both candidates agree include support of legislation to redefine rape as felonious assault. Both say that pregnancy should be treated like any other illness with respect to job protection and paid leave. And both men support Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which bans all sex discrimination by educational institutions receiving federal money. When asked if he would vote to change laws on homosexuality (at present homosexual acts are outlawed in most states, even between consenting adults), Christie answered, "I would not favor the law's repeal at this time. I just don't know enough about it." "I would consider the law's repeal," Krueger observed, "depending on the wording of the legislation, but I would not be the one to introduce the legislation. I am in sympathy with homosexuals, but because I am a bachelor and sometimes get accusations of this type thrown at me, it is something I would approach carefully." Krueger says most jobs are not sex related, although there may be a few that are. "My own top position in Washington," says Krueger, "has been held by a woman more often than a man. In fact the majority of my staff is made up of women." Christie's campaign is "divided into seven areas and four of these are headed by women: organization, finance and budgeting, scheduling, and staff services. Krueger attended the IWY Conference in Houston, but opposed the first bill Bob Rlchter is a qualified candidate and a committed friend. We urge you to give him your support. Gertrude Barnstone Billie Carr Harriett Hubacher Evelyn Rosenthal n cj fin nJ i Judge, Probate Court No.l Political advertising paid for by Bob Richter Campaign. 7718 Beltfort. Houston 77061 Mrs Moms G (Evelyn) Rosenthal. Treasurer HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH APRIL 1978