Actuality from a rally held on June 30, 1981 marking the 1-year countdown for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The rally was held at the New York Public Library and speakers included Bella Abzug, actress Marlo Thomas, New York City Council member Miriam Friedlander (1914-2009), President of the New York City Council Carol Bellamy (b. 1942), Mayoral candidates Frank Barbaro and Mary Codd, Councilwomen Ruth Messinger and Carol Greitzer, Liz Aldren(?), race care driver Janet Guthrie, Herman Badillo, unintroduced woman possibly Betty Friedan, and journalist Rosemary Bray. They spoke on the importance of the ERA, equality for women, and the work in the year ahead.
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