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The momentum of the Womans movement The womans movement was a decade long battle for womens rights One of the first feminist magazines was Ms It was published in 1972 There were plenty of different minority groups supporting the womans movement One of the first was the North American Indian womans association in 1970 Others included The Conference of Mexican-American women in 1971 the Conference of Puerto Rican Woman 1972 and the National Black Feminist organization 1972 The womans liberation movement is attracting a much wider cross section of the nations female population than just the militant bra-burners and down with the men types according to one of the administrations highest-ranking women said Peggy Simpson Goals for all of these groups were established They sought the appointment of women to the cabinet and the supreme court and doubling or even tripling the number of women in Congress The womans participation movement could upset all the old political rules and traditions in 1972 said Bella Abzug a national leader of the movement In New York City 100 woman ran out from the Statue of Liberty hanging banners and signs saying Woman of the world unite The National Womans Political Caucus 1971 had a big influence on the womans movement The Caucus supported political candidates of both sexes who were sympathetic to feminists views woman have the political power to turn out of office every politician who does not support equal rights voiced Representative Shirly Chisholm The NWPC put many woman in office Ella Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut 1974 She was the first woman to head a state without having to be the wife of governor Janett Gray was elected Mayor of San Jose in California Mayor John V Linsay signed at city hall a law that stated all men only bars and restraints are to admit woman Representative Bertram L Podell secured a pension
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