chapter  9
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Reasons To Veto National Child Care

Although NOW worked hard for the 1971 act, the Washington women’s rights lobbyists have not been on the forefront of the issue since then. At first, feminists associated child care with the liberation of women from traditional roles in the family. They did not make a full transition to embrace the two-roles theory with enthusiasm. Although they supported proposals to expand services, they did not place the balancing of work and family roles at the top of the feminist agenda. Feminists went on to other campaigns, especially those for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and for abortion rights.