[19770710_YHR2] Feminists, Traditionalists Split at Women's Conference



Citation

Davis, Judy and Jackie Humphries, Grace Weber, “[19770710_YHR2] Feminists, Traditionalists Split at Women's Conference,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8245.

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Title

[19770710_YHR2] Feminists, Traditionalists Split at Women's Conference

Subject

Women--Washington (State) / Washington State Conference for Women (1977:Ellensburg, Wash.)/ National Women's Conference / Women--Legal status, laws, etc--Washington (State) / Women--Identity / Equal rights amendments--Washington (State)

Description

This article discusses how a large contingent of Mormon women, officially called the "Kennewick Chapter of Women", showed up to participate in opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment in the Washington State Women's Conference on July 8th, 1977. Also discussed is the surprise move from Jill Ruckleshaus, and her withdrawel from the slate of 24 candidates chosen to attend the National Women's Conference in Houston the following November. Instead, she asked her supports to fully endorse the full slate of candidates developed by the Equal Rights Amendment supporters. Six other women would follow suit in this matter, in direct opposition to the Blue and White Coalition, composed mostly of Mormon women, who came to the conference to stand against the ERA.

Creator

Davis, Judy and Jackie Humphries, Grace Weber

Source

Central Washington University, University Relations Office -- Newspaper clippings & Press Releases; Washington State Conference for Women 1977 (Box 17)

Publisher

Yakima Herald-Republic

Date

1977-07-10

Contributor

Central Washington University Archives & Special Collections

Rights

Reprinted by permission of the Yakima Herald-Republic

Format

Original newspaper clippings were scanned at 200 dpi TIFF files on an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. 72dpi JPEG files were then added to the Greenstone database at Central Washington University's Brooks Library

Type

text

Identifier

CWU0270661_19770710_YHR2