You Can't Fool Mother Nature - Stop the ERA

You Can't Fool Mother Nature - Stop the ERA

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You Can't Fool Mother Nature

STOP ERA

Equal Rights Amendment

STOP ERA IN FLORIDA

A SPECIAL PROJECT OF

THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS, INC.

7777 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, Virginia 22043


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You Can't Fool Mother Nature

STOP ERA

Equal Rights Amendment

STOP ERA IN FLORIDA

A SPECIAL PROJECT OF

THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS, INC.

7777 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, Virginia 22043


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ERA Will Hurt The Family:

ERA will invalidate all state laws which require a husband to support his wife. ERA will impose on women the equal (50%) financial obligation to support their spouses (under criminal penalties, just like husbands).

ERA will impose on mothers the equal 50%) of financial obligation for the financial support of their infant and minor children.

ERA will deprive senior women, who have spent many years in the home as wife and mother, of their present right to be supported by their husbands, and to be provided with a home.

ERA will eliminate the present right of a wife to draw Social Security Benefits based on her husband's earnings. For a homemaker to receive benefits, her husband would be forced to pay double Social Security taxes on the assumed value of her services in the home.

ERA will compel the states to set up taxpayer-financed child-care centes for all children regardless of need. (See Ohio Task Force Report)

ERA will deprive state legislatures of all power to stop or regulate abortions at any time during pregnancy. ERA will give women a "consitutional" right to abortion on deman.

ERA will deprive state legislatures of all pwoer to stop or regulate abortions at any time during pregnancy. ERA will give women a "constitutional" right to abortion on demand.

ERA will legalize homosexual "marriages" and permit such "couples" to adopt children and to get tax and homestead benefits now given to husbands and wives.

The Mischief of ERA:

ERA is a big power-grab by the Federal Government. It will transfer jurisdiction over marriage, property rights, divocrce, alimony, child custody, and inheritance rights out of the hands of the individual states and into the Federal bureaucrats and the Federal courts.

ERA will make women subject to the draft on an equal basis with men in all our future wars. ERA will make women and mother subject to military combat and warship duty.

ERA will eliminate all-girls' and all-boys' schools and colleges. ERA will eliminate single-sex fraternities and sororities in high schools and on college campuses.

ERA may give the Federal Government the power to force the admission of women and seminaries equally wuith men, and possibly force the churches to ordain women.

ERA will deprive women in industry of their legal protections against being involuntarily assigned to heavy-lifting, strenuous, and dangerous men's jobs, and comulsory overtime.

ERA will require police departments to eliminate physical tests and to pass over qualified men so that women will be hired and assigned on a one-to-one basis.

ERA will eliminate present lower life insurance and automobile accident insurance rates for women.


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CONSERVATICE CAUCUS VOTER'S GUIDE TO THE FLORIDA SENATE

TO FIND THE NAME OF YOUR STATE SENATORS, FIRST LOCATE WHERE YOU LIVE ON THE MAP. THE NUMBER, OR NUMBERS, IN THE HEAVY OUTLINED AREA WHICH INCLUDES YOUR COUNTY OR HOME TOWN, ARE THE DISTRICT NUMBERS OF YOUR SENATORS LISTED BELOW. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU LIVE IN MONROE COUNTY, YOU ARE IN DISTRICTS 38, 39, AND 40 AND YOUR SENATORS ARE RALPH R. POSTON, VERNON C. HOLLOWAY,A ND RICHARD RENICK.

NAME                     DISTRICT

W.D. Childers                1

Thomas J. Tobiassen     2

Dempsey J. Barron         3

Pat Thomas                  4

Sherrill "Pete" Skinner*   5

Kenneth H.  MacKay, Jr.*  6

Dan I. Scarborough        7

Lew Brantley                   8

Mattox Hair                    9

Edgar M. Dunn, Jr.          10

James A. Glisson             11

Curtis Peterson                12

Alan Trask*                     13

Kenneth A. Plante             14

Bill Gorman                      15

Lori Wilson                       16

John W. Vogt                   17

John T. Ware                    18

Don Chamberlin                19

Henry B. Sayler                  20

 

NAME                               DISTRICT

David H. McClain                   21

Guy Spicola                           22

Betty Castor                           23

Thomas M. Gallen                  24

Warren Henderson                25

Harry A. Johnston                   26

Philip D. Lewis*                      27

Don C. Childers                      28

George A. Williamson              29

Jon C. Thomas*                     30

James A. "Jim" Scott                31

Willaim G. Zinkil, Jr.                 32

D. Robert Graham                    33

Sherman S. Winn                     34

Jack D. Gordon                        35

George Firestone                     36

Kenneth M. Myers                     37

Ralph R. Paston                       38

Vernon C. Holloway                   39

Richard Renick                         40

*THIS SENATOR IS ONE OF THE FIVE WHO WE CONSIDER TO BE THE "SWING VOTERS" ON ERA. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU WRITE THIS SENATOR IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE COUNTIES IN HIS DISTRICT.

What ERA Will Not Do!

ERA will not give women "equal pay for equal work," better paying jobs, promotions, or better working conditions. ERA can add nothing whatsoever to the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972.

ERA will not help women in the field of credit. This has already been mandated by the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974. On the other hand, ERA will take away from wives their present right to get credit in their husband's name.

ERA will not give women better educational opportunities.This has already been mandated by the Education Amendments of 1972.

ERA will not help women in athletics, but will require sex-integrated coed nonsense such as the recent order by the Pennsylvania courts that all high schools must permit girls and boys to compete and practice together in all sports including football and wrestling.

ERA will not protect privacy, but instead will prohibit privacy based on sex in public school restrooms, hospitals, public accomodations, prison and reform schools.

With so much to lose and nothing to gain, why take a chance?

ERA is a fraud. It pretends to improve the status of women but actually is a big takeway of the rights women now possess.


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"My view that the ERA is the most destructive piece of legislation to ever pass Congress still stands. The ERA would give every woman a constitutional right to have an abotion at will."

-- U.S. Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr.

"I do not wish to see -- and to vote for -- a constitutional amendment which would require all women to be equally obligated with their husbands to support the family, even though millions of women may choose to do so."

-- Congresswomen Leonor Sullivan

"I call the Equal Rights Amendment the liftin' and totin' bill. More than half of the black women with jobs work in service occupations; if the Amendment becomes law, we will be the ones liftin' and totin'."

-- Jean Noble, National Council of Negro Women

"I refuse to allow the glad-sounding rise of an easy slogal to victimize millions of women and children."

-- Congressman Emanual Celler

"Only those who are indifferent to the exacting aspects of women's industrial life will have the naivete or the recklessness to sum up woman's whole position in a meaningless and mischievous phrase about 'Equal Rights.'"

-- Justice Felix Frankfurter

"Not only would women, including mothers, be subject to the draft, but the military would be compelled to place them in combat unites alongside of men."

-- U.S. House Judiciary Committee Report, No. 92-359

 

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S79, Box 1, Folder 36

Description

A conservative caucus voter's guide to the Florida senate.

Date

ca. 1970s

Creator

The Conservative Caucus, Inc.

Format

Pamphlets

Coverage

Modern Florida (1950-1990)

General Note

Passed by Congress in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) proposed that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Though 35 states had ratified the ERA by the extended 1982 deadline, it still needed the support of a three-fourths majority, or 38 states, to amend the U.S. Constitution. In Florida, the amendment was introduced or voted on in every legislative session from 1972 until 1982. Though it passed the Florida House of Representatives on several occasions, it never passed the Senate. With the deadline fast approaching, Florida was one of four states to hold a special legislative session to decide on the fate of the ERA in the summer of 1982. While it passed the House (60-58), it again failed in the Senate with a 22-16 vote against ratification. It did not pass any of the other three state legislatures in special session that summer, and the ERA was defeated as a constitutional amendment.