The Encyclopedia Of Women's History In America
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lost. She was more successful in 1962, when she ran for and was elected to a seat in the Hawaii Senate. In 1964, Mink again ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She won that election and the next ﬁve, retaining her congressional seat until 1977. Mink ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1972 and for election to the U.S. Senate in 1976. When her term in the House of Representatives expired in 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed her assistant secretary for Oceans and
lands. Section 3 gave married women the right to sell their real estate; however, unlike the sale of personal property, the sale of a married woman’s real estate required a husband’s written consent. Section 4 permitted women to appeal to county courts for permission to sell their real estate in situations where a husband refused to give his consent; it also permitted women to apply directly to the court for permission in cases involving absent, insane, or otherwise incapacitated husbands.
in the document, ratification obligates a government actively to pursue the realization of those principles and regularly report on its progress to the U.N. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT have repeatedly urged Congress to ratify the treaty, as has the FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION and other women’s organizations. In the meantime, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women has formulated a protocol that would permit women to bring complaints about treaty violations
demonstrations of the 1950s and 1960s. During the war in Vietnam, she once again supported conscientious objectors and also took part in anti-war demonstrations opposing the war in Vietnam. She was arrested a number of times for acts of civil disobedience and served as an inspiration to Catholic peace activists such as Daniel Berrigan. In addition to publishing the Catholic Worker and The Eleventh Virgin, Day published From Union Square to Rome (1938), House of Hospitality (1939), On Pilgrimage
Further Reading: Dix, Garland of Flora; ———, Remarks on Prisons and Prison Discipline in the United States; Evans, Born for Liberty; Flexner, Century of Struggle; McHenry, ed., Famous American Women; Marshall, “Dorothea Lynde Dix,” in Notable American Women, ed. James, James, and Boyer; Stanton, Anthony, and Gage, eds., History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2. Dole, Elizabeth Hanford (1936– ) politician, cabinet member, director of Coast Guard Born Elizabeth Hanford on July 20, 1936, in Salisbury,