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We recently celebrated Women's Equality Day (August 26), the 79th anniversary of suffrage. But women in the U.S. are still not in the Constitution, and our country has still not ratified the international guarantee of women's human rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are the only industrialized country in the world failing to ratify the treaty. Women working for ratification have set International Women's Day, March 8, 2000 as the goal for the U.S. Senate to ratify. This means members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee must send it to the floor (it has been bottled up for 19 years). Contact members of the Committee particularly those who are up for re-election (below) and get statements of support or non-support from their challengers:

		      Telephone	    Fax		  E-mail

John Ashcroft (R-MO)  202-224-6154  202-228-0988  E-mail

Bill Frist (R-TN)     202-224-3344  202-228-1264  E-mail

Rod Grams (R-MN)      202-224-3244  202-228-0956  E-mail 

Richard Lugar (R-IN)  202-224-4814  202-228-0360  E-mail

Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)  202-224-4524  202-224-1651  E-mail

Craig Thomas (R-WY)   202-224-6441  202-224-1724  E-mail

(WFF 8/27/99)




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