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Transcript Dear Sisters: I sat at the Texas NOW convention painfully aware that there were less than 200 members there. "Where is everybody?", I thought, "our chapter alone has more than 100 members so, what happened?" Have we forgotten our basic cause? Aren't women's rights issues popular any more? Have we lost our enthusiasm and our momentum? Why did we not have 3,000 people there? Surly there must be more than 200 feminists in this big state of Texas! So where was everybody? I asked myself these same questions at our chapters general meetings. I am aware that we are all very busy, but I am also aware that we "find" time to do other things not nearly as important as the pursuit of our equal rights. We seem to find time for our children, for our bosses, for our churches, for our clients, for our schools, and for housework, but we .don't have time to come to NOW meetings to share with other feminist women, like ourselves, our frustrations, our anger, our fears and our triumphs. We seem to have forgotten the strength and the energy that we get out of meetings with our feminist sisters. I have always heard that strength is in numbers and now, more than ever, we need numbers. Much of what we have worked to accomplish in the past in in jeopardy today. Our credibility as a force in this society is at stake. We need to get together , and take action in numbers. We need to have a high profile as a reminder to all of those out there that want to believe that we are not really serious about our equal rights. We can not afford to go backwards, we must move forward! This will entail commitment and sacrifice from all of us. Phyllis Tucker has "ruled" that I must run for President of the chapter and I have agreed to do so, but like most of you, I don 't have time. I have a successful career j* six teenage children (five still at home) and a very good (therefore energy consuming) relationship with my husband. So you see, I am in the same predicament as the rest of our membership. So here comes the committment and the sacrifice. I am willing but I need your help. I just can't do it without you. No one can. If we are to have an impact in our society and have our voice heard, we must begin by attending business meetings to vote in crucial issues and general meetings to share and learn about ourselves and our society. We need to join an active task force because those are the backbone of our organization. We need to raise money to pay for expenses such as the newsletter, brochures and space in newspapers and other publications. We need to have a membership drive to bring more active members to our chapter. We need to register voters, follow up in affirmative action programs and