National Womens Strike Day

Just thought I would pass on some information about the National Womens Strike Day. It is scheduled for August 26, 1993 and it appears to have come out of a guest column by Nicky Marone, in the New York Times, August 2, 1992... which talked about the persistent inequality for women, and makes the statement that:

"I call on the National Council of Churches, teachers associations, women's organizations, unions, educators, mothers, women in Washington, movie stars, husbands, fathers, and, yes, even those rascally Presidential candidates, to support a National Women's Strike Day on Aug. 26, 1993 -- 73 years to the day that women won the right to vote. Otherwise, 73 years from now, our daughters will be wrestling with the same burdens of family, work and money we wrestle with today."

For further information on this action, write NWSD, 2650 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80303 or phone 1 - 800 - 262 - 6973

I understand that when the first column appeared in the NYT's they received 8,000 responses. It will be interesting to see if this initiative takes off. I don't have much more information than that, but thought I would pass it along in case anyone else on PEN-L knows anything about it.

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