Equal Rights Amendment

From: Smathers, Bruce A., Papers, 1970-1974, (Collection M75-93)/ Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Records, 1974-1985, Series S 79)

Equal Rights Amendment


May 18, 1976
4249 Burtonwood Dr.
Pensacola, Fla. 32504

Gov. Reubin Askew
Tallahassee, Fla. 32304
& Members of the West Florida Delegation-

Dear Members of our State Government:

I'm writing to urge each and every one of you to support the Equal Rights Amendment!

It doesn't matter whether, I am male or female, black or white, rich or poor, old or young, Democrat or Republican, etc., disabled or able, intelligent or ignorant; I believe everyone was born with equal rights and are entitled to them as citizens of this great nation of ours.

I feel if any of you vote against this bill, you would be voting against your own rights, as well as against the rights of all of your Constitutents [sic].

Helen Y. Spera

c.c. Sen. Childers
Sen. Tom Tobiassen  Rep. Melvin
Rep. Fortune Rep. Peoder [?]
Rep. Hagler Rep. Robinson Rep. Tolton