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Susan Catania - ERA Fight in Illinois
Susan Catania served as a Republican in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1973 to 1983, becoming a strong proponent of the Equal Rights Amendment. She served as the Chairwoman of the Commission on the Status of Women and the Public Institutions and Social Services Committee, as well as the Regional Director for the National Order of Women Legislators and chairwoman of the Illinois Women’s Political Caucus. In 1977 Catania was a delegate to the Houston National Women’s Conference. She concludes by reflecting on the status of women's rights and the ERA Amendment in 2020.
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Representative Susan Catania, a Republican from Chicago, appeared at a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in December 1981.
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The official photo of Representative Susan Catania in the 1977-1978 Illinois Blue Book.
Representative Catania took to the floor of the Illinois House with her infant daughter, Margaret Ruth, during a debate on Class X legislation in September 1978. The photo appeared in the New Castle News. (May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator.)