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N. C. Women’s Political Caucus Communique

N. C. Women’s Political Caucus Communique

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N. C. Women’s Political Caucus Communique

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Martha C. McKay Collection Number: 04856- Collection Title: Martha C. McKay Papers 1971-1992. Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-CH

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North Carolina Women’s Political
Caucus Communique

Monica E. Kivel, Editor NCWPC Florry Glasser, Talent Bank

Women Set Up Talent Bank List

NCWPC wrote a letter to Governor James Holshouser last week expressing concern about virtual exclusion of women from state boards. The letter follows:

Hon. James Holshouser
State Capitol
Raleigh, North Carolina

Dear Sir:

At a recent meeting with leaders of the North Carolina Women’s Political Caucus you expressed concern about the virtual exclusion of women from significant political and administrative positions in state government.

After researching the literature we find that although women outnumber men in North Carolina, only 220 women as opposed to 1214 men have been appointed to state governmental agencies, boards, and commissions.

One of the important reasons for this basic inequity lies with women themselves. They have not stepped forward and offered their services as have the men. But to say that this situation is rapidly changing is to state the obvious. A 1972 Harris poll showed that American women were 48 percent to 36 percent in favor of major changes in women’s power status. In addition, the recent success of the North Carolina Women’s Political Caucus in organizing at state and local levels corroborates the fact that North Carolina women realize their responsibility to participate in government.

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