You always need to look at the glass as half-full, I realize, but BPW FLORIDA did not have a lot of success in passing its priorities for 2010.
The other bills supported by BPW Florida for this session are on the BPWFL website and merit review.
I presented the proposed 2010-2011 Legislative Platform See Attached at the Conference and it was approved. Now with the new year, let us fill up the glass and let us go forward with extra energy to pass our legislation. As Susan B. Anthony said: “FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE.”
Since the founding of BPW in July 15, 1919, three major thrusts shaped BPW legislative agenda:
These goals have not changed in the proposed 2010-2011 BPW/FL legislative platform.
The Preamble of the platform states clearly that the Equal Right Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall stand first, foremost and above all other items which may appear on the legislative platform of the Federation until equal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution. The amendment reads:
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
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