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Title Broadside, Vol. 8, No. 12, December 1977
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date December 1977
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Political activity--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • National Organization for Women
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript Speakers at the mikes were recognized on a first-come, first- served basis. And the aisles were cleared and delegates required to take their seats for every vote. So every time a new question came on the floor, there was a rush by delegates to line up at the mike. They tried everything. Crouching in the aisles (as though in starting blocks at the track), sitting on top of each other, and simply refusing to sit down. I began to feel like a cross between a shepherd and a first-grade teacher. It was never to get any better. I only had one nervous breakdown, and it happened at 11:30 p.m. the first night. I had been on my feet for over 16 hours. The Chair had reversed herself for the third time on a question of whether Yellow cards took precedence in lines at the mikes. Informed of yet another change, and knowing we mike monitors were about to catch hell from the delegates, I asked my facilitator to take my place for a while. I went to the bathroom near the command post and freaked out for a good fifteen minutes. Barbara Cigainero, head of security, saw me coming. To her everlasting credit, she brought me a soft drink, let me cry on her shoulder, and told me funny stories about providing credentials for guide dogs for blind delegates. I was soon able to return. We had a meeting with Commissioner Harry Edwards after the session adjourned that night. Ann Saunier, who would chair the following day, also attended. They promised not to change the rules any more. Since we were short-handed, I wound up working all the sessions. By Sunday night, my thigh bones were no longer connected to my knee bones. There was the at-large delegate who was always slightly drunk. She wore a straw hat and was fond of dancing in the aisles, humming some tuneless ditty. There were the two delegates who both claimed to be first in line. Neither would budge. The first time it happened, I arbitrarily selected one and relegated the other to second place. The second time it happened I flipped a coin. The third time it happened I sent them both tothe end of the line.