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Daily Sundial - "March for Equality" California State University, Northridge Women's Center, September 1, 1981. Members of CSUN's Women's Center joined in a massive march and rally, calling for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. A delegation from CSUN's Young Republicans also took part in the activities, which included a 10-kilometer walk and speeches by Betty Ford and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. CSUN University Digital Archives.

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