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Bella Abzug Social activist>-
Bella Abzug was born 100 years ago on 1920. She was born Bella Savitzky in the Bronx in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants Manny and Esther, she became an activist at an early age. Bella would always emphasize how she was born the year the women got the right to vote in the United States.
She was outspoken political leader in the 1960 and 1970. She was especially known for her efforts to help women achieve equal rights. she knew from experience the challenges women faced professionally and politically. Bella Abzug had applied to the Harvard law school but was rejected because of her gender. after graduating from Columbia university law school she became involved in antinuclear and peace movements in the 1960s.
Bella Abzug more Social activist and helped organize the women strike for peace and the National Women’s’ political caucus with leading feminists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem . Bella Abzug faced numerous threats from white supremacists for her involvement in the case.
Seeking to make a greater impact she elected to the House of Representatives for New York City’s 19th district in 1970, Abzug was a founder and chair of several of the country’s first and foremost liberal political organizations for women. She supported the Equal Rights Amendment, a women’s credit-rights bill and child-care legislation. Bella Abzug was also famous her nicknames “Battling Bella,” and “Mother Courage,” .
“I purposely didn’t learn how to type, because if I knew how, the lawyers would’ve always asked me to type things, and I just decided I was not gonna learn how to type.”
Bella Abzug :-
“Mrs. America” depicts her fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment.
Abzug introduced the Equality Act of 1974, the first federal bill to ban discrimination
Bella Abzug divided her time between the practice of law focusing mainly on civil rights and labour law and work on behalf of various causes, especially those of peace and disarmament.where she advocated for women’s rights and withdrawal from Vietnam. After leaving office in 1977 and returned to private law practice in 1980 but continued her political and public activities. She presided over Women USA, a grassroots political action. Bella Abzug continued to work on many causes including the establishment the women’s environmental development organization [ A global women’s advocacy organization that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality, and the integrity of the environment ].
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