Abzug with WSP, Demonstrating in Front of the White House
"In large and small delegations, we made frequent visits to the New York and Washington offices of our legislators, presenting them with statements, petitions, and arguments in favor of a treaty outlawing nuclear testing. Our big picket lines outside the White House impelled President John F. Kennedy to comment, "I understand what they were attempting to say . . . their message was received." When the partial test-ban treaty was approved in 1963, many commentators attributed its passage to fear of the 'mothers' vote."
Notes 1. Quote from Bella Abzug, Gender Gap: Bella Abzug's Guide to Political Power for American Women, with Mim Kelber (Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1984) 159.