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National Organization for Women. Dubuque Chapter

 Organization

The Dubuque chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was organized in late 1973 by a small group of women from the University of Dubuque and the surrounding community to improve and expand the role of women in society. The group supported the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and worked to keep abortion safe and legal, to eliminate sexist language and images in education, and to make communities safe for women.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

National Organization for Women, Dubuque Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0223
Abstract The group was formed in 1973. The purpose of the group was to improve and expand the role of women in society and it supported the Equal Rights Amendment, safe and legal abortion among other issues.

Ruth Scharnau papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0224
Abstract Teacher and community activist who was a founding member of the Dubuque National Organization for Women.