Bay Area Chapter
As you all know, June 30 dawned and the
Bqual Rights Amendment was not ratified.
It was not really a surprise considering
the political climate right now, but it
was, of course, a terrible disappointment
for all of us who sincerely believed that
justice and right would prevail. I hope
that for all of you, the period of mourning
is now over and that we can now go on with
even more determination. To paraphrase
Helen Reddyi they have made us even stronger, not novices any longer, more determined to achieve our final goal. - nothing
short of full legal equality!
To that end, NOW has announced its full
commitment to entering the political arena
on federal and state levels. Although NOW
cannot endorse any candidates, individual
members are free to work for and contribute
ta candidates at all levels who are advocates
and sympathizers in regard to our Issues.
Some of the key people Texas NOW individuals
will be supporting include?
Mark White - Governor
Bill Hobby - LT. Governor
Ann Richards - State Treasurer
Jim Mattox - Attorney General
Henry Allee - Cong. Rep.-Dist. 8
Mike Andrews - Cong, Rep.-Dist. 25
There are others that fall into areas in
which some of you live. If you have any
specific questions, please contact Phyllis
Tucker, 9440033 for that information.
There will be a special session of the Democratic Executive Committee to fill the vacancy
created by the death of Judge JD Guyon. I
have received some very impressive credentials
from Ms. Michol O'Connor who is a candidate
for this position. If you live in Precincts
29, 28, 35, 51, 92, 93, 102, 84, 88, 99.
103, 96, 100, 143, 149, 165, 188, 190,
208, 220, 278, 249, 242, 246, 248, 250,
277, 301r 290, 302, 333, 347, 349, 346,
353, 352, "377, 394, 404, 415, M6, 419.
or 306, please call me for the name of the
Precinct Judge. There are so many numbers
that we don't have room to put all the names
also 1 but please call me for info. What you
can do is call your Judge and request her or
his consideration in voting for Ms. O'Connor.
We could make a big difference in this race.
Texas NOW Convention - August 27-29
You should already have your copy of the
Texas NOW Times with all details, but ii you
don't have the information, please call me.
We would like to have as many of our members
there as possible, especially as this is an
election meeting. Registration and housing
forms, plus the proposed by-laws revisions
are in the Texas newsletter. Most deadlines
are some time in August, so call me soon.
To be a delegate or alternate, you must be
a member in good standing as of June 101 but
non-delegate attendees need cancelled check
for renewal or other proof of good standing
to be elected alternates or delegates for
at-large members. For further explanation,
Reproductive Rights Task Force - Marie
Stimson has agreed to Chair this most important effort. With the latest attempted
assaults on women's right to control their
bodies, we must be constantly vigilant.
I have ordered a Task Force organizing kit
from G.K. Sprinkle, which will come to me
shortly. If anyone wishes to assist Marie
on this Task Force, or be willing to head
any other Task Force, explicit information
will be at your fingertips. We especially
need an active Violence Against Women Task
Force. The State Chair for this TF is here
in Houston and she will be most happy to
work with you. Other areas are also open
for those with Interest in a particular