To: Friends of the ERA
For some time I have felt that I have done what I could to encourage the passage of the ERA. After all, I had helped secure its passage in Texas while a member of the State Legislature. Recently, I have reached the conclusion that there
is an additional step that I can take.
Effective immediately, no employee of Harris County Precinct 1 (i.e. those individuals who are directly under my authority) will be funded with county
funds to attend any meetings (conventions, seminars, etc.) in any location in
which the state concerned has not ratified the ERA. In addition, the state officials, city officials, and sponsors of the meeting shall be so notified.
While this action in itself is minimal, it will serve as a reminder and might encourage other local officials and organizations to adopt a similar policy.
Montrose Office * 1521 Sul Ross * Houston, Texas 77006 * 713-221-6116
WOMEN IN ACTION'S
an information center to serve all women
As a member of the Women's Rights Coordinating Council, the women of OFF
THE WALL PRODUCTIONS are presenting an evening of musical entertainment
to benefit the Houston Shelter for Abused
Women. Appearing will be flutists Kay
Gardner (left) and Mojo. Also appearing
will be Houston dulcimer player, Sharon
Lauder. Mark June 16 on your calendar
and either call 524-0342 or 522-8881 or
send your name and address to Off the
Wall Productions, P. O. Box 13042, Houston, TX 77019, to receive your invitation.
The Peden YWCA and the Mental Health Association are co-sponsoring a series of
Wednesday evening discussions designed to help parents work and play with their
children more effectively and more enjoyably. Topics will include: May 16, Teaching
your child to be more responsible; May 23, Discipline is not a four-letter word; May 30,
Parents have stresses too. The discussions will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Peden
YWCA, 11209 Clematis. There is a $3 charge per session. For more information, call
the YWCA at 723-4752.
You are invited to view Some portraits of Ouisie 's friends, an exhibition of photographs
by Janice Rubin, on display at Ouisie's Table and Storeside, 1708 Sunset Blvd.,
through June 2.
Artesanos Mexicanos, a major exhibition of the work of three Mexican folk artists will
be displayed at the Houston Public Library downtown during the months of June and
July. Works include papier-mache by Pedro Linares, embroidery by Sabina Sanchez and
wood-carving by Manuel Jiminez. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Houston Bellas
Artes and the Learning Library Program of the Houston Public Library.
The pet population crisis is producing millions of unwanted cats and dogs every year.
13.5 million will be killed in shelters this year because there aren't enough homes for
them. Only 23 out of 200 of those taken to shelters will find homes—the rest are destroyed, but believe it or not, they are the lucky ones. They die quickly and painlessly.
It is the abandoned animal who suffers.
Every day, well-meaning people dump pets along roadsides, in new subdivisions and
even in trash cans. They think somehow their pet will fend for itself until some kind-
hearted soul takes it in and it lives happily ever after. In reality, the animal is sentenced
to a slow and agonizing death. It will die of starvation, exposure, disease or under the
wheels of a speeding car. It will live out its life in fear and agony.
Abandonment is not only horribly cruel, it is also against the law. If you are considering giving up your pet, please don't abandon it. Take it to a local shelter where it
will at least have a chance for adoption. If you have a pet, have it spayed or neutered-
you don't want to be responsible for one of your pet's offspring ending up like thousands
that are abandoned. For spay and neuter information call Citizens for Animal Protection
at 871-1221 or 871-1228. Prevent cruelty-"Fix" your pet today.
Be Kind to Animals Week is May 6-12.
The Houston Community
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the arrival of
Haitian Folk Art
including Iron cutouts,
Primitive Furniture, and Basketry.
Robert Hawkins' recent trip
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10-5
Information for the Network column
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Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004. We
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