July 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Ireland Re-Elected President Of Now

Compiled From Wire Services

Patricia Ireland was re-elected as president of the National Organization for Women on Saturday and announced a new campaign aimed at electing 2,000 feminist women to office by 2000.

“Yes, we must fight to maintain the gains we have made over the past 30 years, but we cannot be satisfied with the status quo,” Ireland said Saturday.

More than 500 activists at NOW’s conference re-elected Ireland to a second four-year term.

The Victory 2000 campaign will push for the election of feminist candidates at all levels of the political system, from the school board on up, vice president for action Elizabeth Toledo said.

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