NOW Chapter Forms to Aid Local WomenFifty to sixty women found the Charlottesville chapter of the National Organization of Women, to promote women's rights and the proposed Equal Rights Amendment bill. This bill had already been rejected twice by the Virginia State Legislature.
NOW Chapter Forms to Aid Local Women
By ROSS HETRICK
Fifty to sixty women came together Saturday at the Wesley Foundation to found the Charlottesville chapter of National Organization of Women (NOW).
Explaining the existence of â€œa false sense of security that women are getting ahead,â€ Lynn Edgerton, the organizer of the chapter, said more action was needed in womenâ€™s rights, most especially in the area of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
The ERA is a proposed amendment to the Constitution which would forbid discrimination due to sex. It has been rejected twice by the Virginia State Legislature.
Also speaking at the meeting was Flora Crater, a candidate for Lt. Governor in last yearâ€™s state elections. Mrs. Crater said women have â€œunfinished business relative to Thomas Jefferson.â€
She emphasized that they must work for the ERA, â€œthe womenâ€™s declaration of independence,â€ to bring women under the protection of the constitution.
Founded in 1966 by Betty Freiden, NOW is dedicated to â€œbringing women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now.â€
|Tags||advocacy, national media, student publications|
|Date Added||July 14, 2015|
|Date Modifed||February 25, 2018|
|Collection||Cavalier Daily: articles about gender discrimination|
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