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Abzug, Bella (b. Savitsky)

(1920–  ) U.S. representative; born in New York City. She was a civil rights lawyer (1944–70) and director of Women Strike for Peace (1961–70) before going to Congress (1971–77). Well known for both her outspoken views and outsize hats, she was an unsuccessful senatorial and mayoral candidate.
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Bella Abzug (D-NY), the US Congress designated August 26th as "Women's Equality Day.
The event also included a rousing speech from Liz Abzug, founder of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.
She has been stressing identity politics lately, putting out a video with Gloria Steinem comparing Quinn to Bella Abzug.
Given that Eleanor Roosevelt and Bella Abzug are no longer with us, this is probably No.
I enjoyed Irin Cannon's homage to the late, dynamic Congresswoman Bella Abzug, "The Woman Congress Could Not Intimidate" (July/August).
Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug.
Broner began leading women''s seders in New York in 1976, and regulars included feminist leaders Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug.
Among their topics are Bella Abzug and sexual politics in Cold War America, transformations in Methodist women's organizing in postwar America from ladies aid to non-governmental organization, service as radical action in the abortion underground in Chicago, a history of the League of Women Voters 1950-75, reconsidering women's organizing in the Reagan era and beyond, and building lesbian studies during the 1970s and 1980s.
Representatives Ed Koch and Bella Abzug of New York filed the Equality Act of 1974, which sought full civil rights protections for "gay men, lesbians, unmarried persons and women.
Bella Abzug and Joan Baez explain the circumstances.
It's interesting that the lightning rod for today's gay-trans controversy is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, of which Bella Abzug was an original sponsor.
And they didn't know that the teachings of Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and Betty Friedan would morph into Carmen Electra and Paris Hilton.