Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979


Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979

Records of the Women's Equity Action League, 1966-1979

Records of the Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), a national membership organization with state affiliates, founded in 1968 and dedicated to improving the status and lives of all women primarily through education, litigation, and legislation.

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Lawyer and feminist, Fuentes worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1965-1973, some of this time as chief of the legislative counsel division. She was a founder of the National Organization for Women, Women's Equity Action League, and Federally Employed Women, and has lectured widely on women's rights. From the description of Papers, 1965-1990 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007571 ...

Hartry, Bert, 1929- (person)

During the early 1970s, Hartry was a convening member of the Washington chapter of the Women's Equity Action League and director of WEAL's first national office. After moving to Boston in 1973, she served as secretary on the national board of WEAL, and in 1977 was named delegate at large to the International Women's Year conference in Houston. From the description of Papers, 1970-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007583 ...

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