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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 10, October 1973
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Date October 1973
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Transcript Page 4 BROADSIDE October 1973 TWPC STATE CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS ADOPTION by Carolyn Nichols Adoption of resolutions was the last order of business at the Texas Women's Political Caucus August 17-19 in San Antonio. Unfortunately. Unfortunately because throughout the last afternoon many delegates left to return to their respective cities and towns, and those of us who remained were tired and also concerned that the resolutions express the voices of all convention delegates and local caucuses. From the beginning of the afternoon session, motions were made to table the resolutions and send them to the individual local caucuses for vote. Chairperson Helen Cassidy pointed out that not only had the resolutions committee worked long and hard to present the resolutions to the delegates but that if voting was left to the local caucuses, only a "yes" or "no" could be registered with no amending possible. With that information, the delegates decided to settle in for a long afternoon and the Gunter Hotel even extended checkout time to 6 p.m. The first two resolutions, in appreciation of San Antonio's hosting the state convention and of Cassidy's 17-month job as state chairperson, were passed unanimously in a few minutes. Next, resolution #3 on abortion, contraception, and voluntary sterilization passed unanimously. Then, resolution #4 to remove the Texas Constitutional Welfare Ceiling and organize a TWPC Welfare Task Force passed without any opposition. We were moving along so well - why, we'd be out of there in no time. Then came resolution #5 and, to complicate matters, resolution #35. Resolution #5, in response to the recent impounding of public funds by the Nixon administration, asked that "TWPC immediately address the grave and serious injustices which have resulted from a usurping by the executive branch. . . of the legitimate Constitutional powers of Congress to develop and fund programs to meet human needs". An amendment from the floor to resolution #5 called for the impeachment of Nixon. At this time, Chairperson Cassidy informed the delegates that resolution #35 called for the impeachment of the President. The delegates passed resolution #5 and then voted to consider resolution #35 . The longest resolution debate centered on the impeachment question. Those opposing the resolution for impeachment seemed to have two arguments: the impeachment of the President would do more harm to the country than his remaining in office; and the TWPC should stick to state matters, not national ones, in passing our resolutions. Those favoring the impeachment resolution had two counter-arguments: calling for impeachment proceedings did not automatically judge Nixon guilty since the hearings would be a forum for finding the facts of the allegedly over-powerful executive; and the TWPC should make its views known since many state and local human services programs were being affected by Nixon-imposed federal government cutbacks. This resolution to impeach Nixon received almost exclusive attention of the news media, although it failed to pass. As the number of delegates on the floor dwindled, the chair moved us on to resolution #6. It called for the support of a proposed amendment, number three on the November ballot, which would allow an unmarried adult the right to homestead. It passed unanimously. continued