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Title Broadside, Vol. 3, No. 5, September 1972
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date September 1972
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Transcript September 1 972 BROADSIDE Page 7 TWPC Forms Austin Lobby, Plans Bills The Texas Women's Political Caucus will establish a lobbying office in Austin during September. Volunteers operating from this office will reach as many legislators as possible to offer persuasive arguments in favor of issues of interest to women. Both TWPC members and non-members statewide will be asked to make monthly pledges to support the lobbying office on a continuing basis. A pledge of as little as 50 cents a month will go a long way toward funding this important project. Some women in Austin are establishing a publication which will be located in a former home there. TWPC plans to utilize some of this space for the lobby office. This building is located only a few blocks from the Capitol Building. Lobbying activities will increase in intensity as TWPC is now working on several pieces of legislation which will be introduced at the next legislative session in 1973. Prime concentration at this point is focussed on a proposed credit and consumer protection bill and an abortion bill. Attorney Sarah Weddington, newly elected legislator of Travis County, has drafted the Abortion Bill and will introduce it herself at the next session. TWPC will endorse this bill. It is not known at this writing whether the abortion bill will press for repeal of all current abortion laws or for reform of such legislation. Ms. Weddington is well known as an attorney in the famous Texas abortion case now pending before the Supreme Court. The case was ruled on by a 3-judge panel here and Texas abortion laws were declared by this court to be unconstitutional. Atty. General Crawford Martin therefore appealed the ruling to the higher court. The proposed credit bill will be modeled after a similar piece of legislation in California which concerned the use of credit cards. The main feature of the proposed Texas bill will also include the term "marital status" in the nondiscriminatory clause as a protection for married and divorced women of this state. Other bills are in the planning stages now, including a bill to upgrade and enforce better standards for day care centers. This bill will contain a clause extending the protection of minimum wage- hour laws to employees of child care establishments. What's Ordinary? The Texas Observer bestowed its Barefoot and Pregnant Citation on Houstonian Hall E. Timanus. The a- ward was presented to Timanus for his remarks about the absence of ordinary women on the floor of the Democratic convention. Timanus is quoted as saying, "Most women don't want to go to conventions. When you force women's representation, you don't get the average lady. You get the militants, the women's lib backers... those types." We can only hope that Timanus is not an "ordinary man". BUMPER STICKERS EQUALITY In order to better publicize the revolution, Houston NOW is selling the above bumper sticker. For the small fee of 50c you can publicize your support of the feminist movement. FEMINIST BOOK CLUB Stephanie and Carol have also stated if We are sorry to report they are able to estab that as of July 24, 1972, lish another book club, the Feminist Book Club all Feminist Book Club has been dissolved as a memberships will be partnership. Stephanie honored. Caruana and Carol Hancock All correspondence have pledged that anyone should now be addressed having an unfilled order to either Stephanie or with the book club will Carol personally c/o receive the items ordered 4312C Via Marina, Marina or a cash refund. Del Rey, Calif. 90291. Women Considered An 'Etc' By Church (Ed. note. Beginning this issue, the BROADSIDE will publish condensed minutes of the previous month's business meeting.) August 2--Parrish Hirasaki opened the meeting with a call for volunteers for program chairone. A list of possible speakers has already been prepared and all that is needed is someone who will be responsible for contacting each speaker and making necessary arrangements. Helen Cassidy asked for volunteers for the lobby and legislative task force. Anyone interested in joining should contact Helen at 748-5369. Volunteers are also needed for the education task force headed by Peggy Hall. Those interested should call Peggy at 528-3424. Peggy also discussed the wives of the striking workmen at the Dow Chemical plant in Freeport. Discussion followed explaining the position of the women in their support of the men. A motion was introduced to give moral support by way of a resolution directed toward the women. Following a voice vote, the resolution was adopted. Speaker for the evening was Sister Ann Gillen. A member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Sister Ann discussed the role of women in religious society. She stated that she was sympathetic to the women's movement, but she was not anti- man--she was pro-humanity. As a journalist at the last Synod of Bishops in Rome, Sister Ann described how women were considered an "etc." by the Catholic church. She explained that laws provided "there should be no discrimination according to race, creed, etc." Sister Ann feels women are discriminated against because of a general misconception of biological inferiority. She stated that the scholar Thomas Aquinas thought of woman as "a defective man born during a south wind." In closing, Sister Ann stated the mission of women today should be that of advocate for the equality and rights due every woman. NOW SCRAPBOOK NOW member Betty Barnes is collecting information for a NOW scrapbook. Anyone wishing to contribute clippings, photos, correspondence or whatever might be of interest to future generations of Houston feminists, contact Betty at 472-3316.