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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 12, No. 2, February 1984
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Date February 1984
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Transcript ERA The following is taken from an article in tbe February, 1984 issue of MS magazine. I urge you to buy a copy and read the whole article. HE STRATEGIC REVIVAL OF THE ERA IN How Did Your Representative Vote? BY REP. PATRICIA SCHROEDER CONbKLbb THE DAY THE HOUSE OF REPRE- sentatives narrowly voted down the Equal Rights Amendment, Speaker Tip O'Neill had prefaced the vote this way: "Members have the opportunity to clearly, unequivocally register their support of or their opposition to this Amendment. If you want to hide behind something that we have done, the structure in which we have brought it up, you are not fooling anybody. In your heart you will never live it down. You were looking for the escape. If you think this is the escape, then vote no. If you truly believe in a constitutional amendment for women's rights, now is the time and vote yes." The vote count, 278-147, fell six votes short of the required two-thirds majority. Eighty-four percent of the Democrats voted for the ERA and 32 percent of Republicans. Twenty of the 22 women in the House voted for the ERA. Fourteen of the House ERA co- sponsors voted against the exact wording that they cosponsored. As someone who worked hard to bring the issue up and to win it, I am not disheartened by that vote. Now we know who in the House is for the ERA and who is not. Speaker O'Neill scheduled a vote on a clean ERA with no amendments. Without it, we would have no clear way of holding Congressmem- bers responsible for their action on the ERA in their 1984 elections. We lost that round of the vote, but, clearly, the ERA is not dead. In Illinois and Florida, two targeted states during the 1982 ERA Countdown Campaign, the defeat of the ERA In their state legislatures angered and activated women. They elected enough women to make a difference in the struggle for the ERA. In both Florida and Illinois, the number of women in the state senate doubled. As a result, we have enough votes to pass the ERA in the Florida Sen ate; and in Illinois, wo have gained enough votes to change the three fifths rule, a procedure used by opponents to kill the ERA in that state. Here are some things you can do now: • Find out how your Congressional representative voted on the ERA. Let her or him know that you are for a clean ERA, without any amendments. Echo the same message to your U.S. Senators and your state representatives. • Register to vote and do so. Get your friends to vote. Let your representatives know that you vote. • Help educate the public about why we need the ERA. Hold forums in school, have a special brown-bag lunch meeting at work, have whatever group you belong to do a briefing on the ERA, go door- to-door with information kits. Spread the word. • Be active with your local media. Write letters to the editors of your local papers. Alert television stations whenever ERA events take place in your area. Remember, you are the majority!