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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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Betty Ford not only founded the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse patients, but was a champion of women's rights, and was a staunch supporter of the proposed Equal Rights Act, passing Roe V. Wade, and of sharing her own struggles with addiction and breast cancer. She used her position as First Lady to show other women that breast cancer was nothing to be ashamed of, and after she discussed her diagnosis, the reported cases of breast cancer skyrocketed. She was a powerful force for good.

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Politics/Culture: Women were pushing for their right to vote for decades. States were voting suffrage into law before the national government. This is an advertisement from Kansas that is promoting women's suffrage-19th Amendment ratified in 1920