PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST IN PRIMARY
ERA DEMONSTRATION GREETS MORMONS
NOW is not supporting any one
candidate as an organization.
The two candidates with good track
records on ERA and women's issues are
Democrat Edward Kennedy and Republican
John Anderson. In BANOW, Frances Hicks
(488-85?4) is working for Kennedy and
Jeanne Saletan (471-2862) is working
If you vote in the Democrat primary
on May 3i Kennedy will be on the ballot.
Your other choices are Carter or uncommitted
At the precinct convention, after 7 PMf
you will sign in with a presidential
preference, one of these three choices.
You will caucus on this basis and elect
delegates to the next level, called
proportional to these preferences.
$0% of the total delegates must be
If you vote in the Republican primary
(no advance registration is required),
you will find that John Anderson is
NOT on the ballot. He did not file in
You can vote "Uncommitted" in
When we learned that a regional conference of Mormons would take place at
UH/CLC, we thought that would be a lovely
occasion to demonstrate support of ERA
and Sonia Johnson, the admirable woman
who was excommunicated for ERA advocacy.
On a bitterly cold and windy Saturday
26 people showed up at 7s30 AM to greet
arriving Mormons with signs that read:
MORMONS FOR ERA
RELIEF SOCIETY NEEDS YOU, SONIA
WOMEN HAVE A VOICE TOO
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ELDERS
CALLISTER GET OFF OUR BACKS
FULL EQUALITY IS JOYFUL
PATRIARCHY OPPRESSES ALWAYS
IDS IS MALE POWER
the polling booth as an alternative to
Reagan or Bush who will select THEIR
delegates to state convention directly.
"Uncomr.itteds" , provided they comprise
205^ or more in the congressional district, are selected indirectly so there
is no way of knowing if Anderson will
get them. At the precinct convention
you will NOT sign a presidential preference sheet and delegates to the next
level, District Convention,will deal
mainly with party organization and
Sounds confusing, but it will come clear.
Do go, observe, ask questions, challenge
Go prepared to nominate as delegate
one of your feminist friends who is
not going to Chicago for toarch on May 10.
That is the date of the next level conventions in both parties.
ERA ACTION TEAM MEETS WEDNESDAYS
This week we abandoned phones and pens
and took up scissors and pins to make our
famous sheet and cloth letter banners for
an ERA demonstration to greet the three
Republican candidates who will debate here
Many of those arriving for the conference
arrived at the wrong end of the building
and would have bypassed our demonstration
but we sent one of our own to re-direct
them for which we were profusely thanked.
We are proud of our children who were passing
out leaflets, making and holding signs:
April Jakkson, Karen Erickson, Kelly Lab,
Willie Saletan, Louie Saletan.
Afterwards we all went to a nearby restaurant
and had a long hot breakfast banquet with
speeches and getting to know each other. The
mood was festive. People came from Houston
NOW and Huntsville NOW. Peggy Cook took
excellent pictures at the demonstration.
Sandi Apple, who was just passing through
Houston and heard about us, made most of
the signs. Freezing on the line were Sonia
Doty, Phyllis Tucker, Judi Hoffman, Dorothy
Howard, George Monken, Jan Stevens (Texas ERA
Chair and Houston ERA Action Team), John
Erickson, Aileen Mc Murrer, Patricia Bastidas,
Susan Lab, Bob Doughty, Marie Stimson, Jeanne
Saletan, Betty Yancey, David Saletan, Nancy
Whitecotton, Pat Kuhlmann, Jean Bettencourt,
Rusty Richards, Lynn McGregor.
on April 23rd at Albert Thomas Convention
Center. On their knees were Lee Matous,
Jean Stein, Ann Pine, Lynn McGregor, Karen
Clark and Jeanne Saletan, wearing her white
cowhand hat in readiness for Chicago march
and taking head-size orders. Linda Holleman
has sent over I67 hand written ERA messages
for the ERA Action Team this month and Bonnie
Huval typed the entire phone bank list so we
can begin farming out work to those who prefer
to, write at home. Roberta Blackburn, Wendy
Rudnicki,Dana Kelly and Evie W. worked, too.