On March 7, 8, &9, 1975 Texas NCW will held
its State Convention at the Sheraton-Crest Inn,
1st and Congress, Austin, Texas 78701. Karen
DeCrow, National NCW President, will speak at
the Sunday morning session. Many exciting workshops such as Rape, Reproduction and Its Control,
and Criminal Justice are planned. Bay Area NOW
plans to have table space to sell items for fund
raising and to conduct a workshop Entitled "How
to Deal With Your Local SchoolboardM.
Hospitality Room opens Friday, March 7 at 6?,.n.
for a Welcoming Party. Write the Crest NCW for
room reservations and send your conference
registration ($10.00) to Sue Ricket, 10021
Childress Dr.f Austin, Tex. 78753. Make checkr
out to Texas NOW. For further information contact Barbara Duke at 1907 David, Austin,78705.
If you are interested in running for a state
office in NOW, check the by-laws for a descri~
tion of the office and be ready for self- nominations. Frances Hicks has a copy of the state
MORE ERA INFORMATION
On February 12 H.E. 666 was introduced into the House of Representatives
in Austin. It calls for the Equal Rights Amendment to be placed on the ballot
in the April election. The legislature seems, as a whole, to be against this,
as an ERA referendum would bring out the conservative vote and probably defeat their legislative pay raise which is also on that ballot. Exactly one
week later, House Concurrent Resolution #57 was introduced by Rep. Bill Hilliard,
of Fort Worth to rescind the ratification of the ERA. This was put in a heavily
Pro-ERA committee, the Constitutional Revision Committee.
Now is the time to write these representatives and make your views known,
tommorrow may be too latel 1
Contact: Rep. Eill Caraway(Clear Lake City), Rep. Ed Watson(LaPorte & Pasadena),
Rep. Andrew Baker(Galveston), Rep. Ed Harris(Galveston), Rep. Tom Uher
(Chairperson,State Affairs Com. in which the H.B.666 was placed), Rep.
Gene Green( Houston member of this State Affairs Com.), Speaker of
the House, Bill Clayton, and Lieutenant-Gov., Eill Hobby.
All cf their mail can be sent to the House Of Representatives, Capital
Station, Austin, Tex. 78711. Hobby's mail can be sent to the Senate.
As Martha Griffiths so apply put it in her address to the Ohio State Legislature
in 1973 "
"In 196 years of this country's being, government could make any law
it chose against women and the Supreme Court has upheld that law. We have been
judged as a class along with children and idiots, and we are frequently mentioned
in the same connection. Corporations have been people for more than 100 years.
It is high time that we too became human. We cannot rely upon the Courts. I urge
the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.1'
URGE YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE NOW FOR ERA