REPORT TEXAS NOW STATE COUNCIL, DECEMBER 14, 1985
Texas NOW met in Dallas, Texas on Dec.
14, 1985, to hold our first meeting under
the new leadership of President Kathy
Aubin. The morning session was spent
in discussion about the upcoming "March
for Women's Lives11 to be held in Washington,
D.C. on March 9, 1986. A committee has
been appointed to coordinate transportation,
housing, and an itinerary of the events
planned for that day. At this time it
appears that transportation may be offered
by train from New Orleans ($150 round-
trip) and also, by air ($250 round-trip).
Task Force chairs were appointed for
the following topics: Combating Racism,
Domestic Violence, Education, Lesbian
Rights, Pay Equity, Pornography, Reproductiv
e Rights, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment,
Civil Rights Restoration Act, and Women
& Disability. A lengthy discussion ran
on and on over the selection of the pornography task force. [This writer believes
that like Betty Friedan, "Feminist should
get off the pornography
the real obscenity of
Lanoo and Phyllis Tucker
chairs of the Sexual
Texas NOW state council decided that
the 4 most important items to concentrate
on for legislative matters would be; a)
the marital exemption in rape cases,
b) pay equity, c) reproductive rights
restoration act, d) employer provided
child care, flex time, etc. Other topics
were introduced and discussed, but these
will be the council's major issues.
kick and face
were named co-
Texas NOW passed the following resolution
Whereas, Patricia Todsen
after referred to as Pat,
feminist of Bay Area NOW
was an active
who was deeply
loved and highly respected, and
Whereas, Pat was a long time representative
to Texas NOW state council who worked
hard and diligently supported the activities
of Texas NOW, and
Whereas, Pat served Texas NOW as Public
Relations chair introducing the "Feminist
of the Year" and "Neanderthal of the Year"
Therefore, be it resolved
Feminist of the Year award
"The PATRICIA TODSEN KUHLMANN
honor and memory of all the energy, time
and commitment which Pat utilized to promote
equality for all people.
The next council meeting will be held
here in Houston and sponsored by the NOW
chapter at the U of H on February 1, 1986.
Remember state council is open to all
Texas NOW members, however, only delegates
of chapters may vote. Bay ARea NOW has
2 delegate positions at this time.
Some dates to keep in mind.. .Jan. 18,
1986, NOW at UH will sponsor a Roe v.
Wade Workshop; Feb 1, Texas NOW state
council; Apr 18,19,20 , Regional Conference
to be held in Kansas; June 13,14,15, National
NOW conference in Denver. ^S.
A budget of $24,600 was voted on for
operating expenses for the year 1986.
January 9 NOW meeting will not be a program meeting but will
be to take care of current business and chart the chapter*s
MARCH FOR WOMEN'S LIVES
March 9 is the date for "MARCH FOR WOMEN1 S LIVES" to be held in
Washington, D.C. This will be a massive march and rally to serve
notice that women's lives are threatened by efforts to outlaw
abortion and birth control. The march will kick-off a week of
public actions and demonstrations in support of reproductive