The conception of the national womens political caucus in the 1970s
Journalist and cofounder of the national women?s political caucus
Folders of newsletters were removed and will be cataloged separately; leaflets, mailings, minutes, invitations, programs, etc. Following files on specific interns Data on 2 of the 3. Subseries A. By the Coalition was managed by the advisory board, member organizations, and task forces. Wade, from a religious standpoint. Early History About the Caucus This early document from the Caucus archives circa , has been re-typed from original hard copy. Other Caucus members could subscribe at cost. Scheduling folders may include documents earlier than date listed. Most are related to the Campaign Support Committee CSC , launched in as the Caucus' political action committee and chief vehicle for supporting feminist campaigns. Folders are arranged alphabetically, as received. Subseries E, Chronological files, Some folders containing very few items have been combined, and original headings listed.
The series is arranged in two subseries. Subsequent chairs and presidents the Chair became the President in August are documented in varying degrees, as listed below.
Womens political organization
It is divided into three subseries: administrative files, general files on supporters and opponents, and materials on ERA campaigns in unratified states. July , San Antonio, Texas. Mailings included reports from the president, the national office and various committees; on-going programs political planning, candidate support, women's appointments, federal legislation, membership recruitment and renewal, fundraising and development ; credentialing and registration information before steering committee meetings and biennial conventions, and reports on actions and resolutions afterwards. Following lists of all resolutions passed during conventions between and , and a member's reflections on past conventions Following the Supreme Court decision Webster v. Following press releases and other general information, files are arranged alphabetically. In , the League voted to admit men as members. This alliance lasted five years, during which Radcliffe was responsible for judge selection, holding the judging meetings, choosing winners, and having a college representative attend the awards ceremony. The Special Interest Caucuses represent members with special interests e. The subseries also includes a folder With state and local affiliates, our membership today spans across the nation. Continue Reading. Technical files may contain by-laws, membership updates, minutes, etc. Extensive quotations may be published only with the written permission of the executive director or president of the Caucus. Our founders include prominent women such as Gloria Steinem, author, lecturer and founding editor of Ms.
Numerous folders include information about the biennial convention inincluding candidate filings for members running for elective office within the Caucus. The subseries also includes one folder She kept the most complete record of Caucus activities of any staff member or officer; minutes, mailings, and publications collected by Orlansky appear in other series.
The task forces centered around different areas of government service, and each consisted of women prominent in their field who could encourage other qualified women to seek appointments.
Some folders contained only a page or two of notes; the archivist marked these notes with the original folder titles and combined them in one folder Election of pro-ERA women candidates in unratified states is established as top priority, and black Republican Audrey Rowe is elected national chair.
Some of the Nominations Committee often referred to as the Nominating Committee files were compiled by committee chairs as noted, and eventually transferred to the national office.
Individual Task Force members lead successful effort to prevent party endorsement of a constitutional ban on abortions.
Of pro-ERA candidates given support, 75 percent are victorious.
Subseries D, Judicial Appointments Project,
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