January 7, 1987
The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in the 100th Congress, and feminists said they would use the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution to emphasize that women are still without equal rights. Supporters said they hoped that with Democrats in control of both the Senate and the House, the proposed constitutional amendment banning discrimination based on gender would meet with a better fate than the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1996
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to Wendy Larner's comments labeling the National Women's Political Caucus as "a radical liberal organization." From her position on the political spectrum, Larner may indeed consider us out of the political mainstream, but our bottom-line issues are in fact in line with most moderates. The National Women's Political Caucus is a nonpartisan organization of Republicans, Democrats and independents. NWPC supports viable women candidates of any political affiliation who meet our bottom-line issues: comparable worth--equal pay for equal worth; support the Equal Rights Amendment--nondiscrimination based on gender; pro-choice--a woman's right to reproductive self-determination, and promote quality child care and government support for same.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992
Iowa's voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to amend their state constitution to outlaw sex discrimination. That prospect leaves evangelist Pat Robertson aghast. Pitching for money to defeat the proposed equal rights amendment Robertson, in a fund-raising letter, assures Iowans that the measure is simply a ploy by "radical feminists" to further their "secret agenda" of waging "open war on the American family."
April 8, 2007 |
NEARLY 25 years after the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, feminists and their political supporters, who now control Congress, are back at it. Last month, the constitutional measure, now dubbed the Women's Equality Amendment, was reintroduced in the Senate and House, and its prospects, according to one advocate, "are better now than they have been in a very, very long time." But ERA Retro is doomed.
November 2, 1992 |
Native Iowan and Los Angeles resident Abigail Van Buren is lending "Dear Abby's" support to the campaign for the Iowa Equal Rights Amendment this year. The Sioux City Central High graduate has made a 30-second TV commercial--her first political one--for the Iowa Women's Equality Campaign appealing directly to voters to "add women to the constitution." If passed, Iowa will become the 16th state to put sex equality provisions into its constitution.