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Daily rsoto by DEBORAH LEWIS
Feminist leader Bella Abzug urges women to become more politically active
in her speech at Power Center last night. Abzug was one of three women's
rights leaders comprising the Women $peak program.
Feminist calls for
increased activis m

TODAY
HAPPENINGS
SATURDAY
Performances
Women in Music-Organ Concert,-8p.m., Hill Aud.
Ark-Tannist, Irish music from Detroit, doors open at 8:30p.m., concert
begins at 9 p.m.
Speakers
Michigan Technology Council-"Starting a High-Tech Company,"
8:15a.m. to 3p.m., Hale Auditorium Business Administration Assembly Hall.
Planned Parenthood-Sen. Lana Pollack (D) Ann Arbor, 10:30a.m.,
Briarwood Hilton.
Meetings
Women's International League for Peace and Freedon-Annual banquet,
social hour 6-7p.m., dinner at 8p.m.
Folklore Society-Square Dance, 8p.m., Anderson Room, Michigan Union.
U-MSailing Club-Open Weekend.
Friends of the Botanical Gardens - Lobby Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Botanical
Gardens.
Ann Arbor Bicycle Program-tour of the city, beginning at Huron and
Ashley at noon.
Performances SUNDAY
Motor City Theatre-Organ concert by Melissa Ambrose, 10a.m.,
Michigan Theatre.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Bicycle League-Breakfast Ride, 8a.m., meet at the Farmers
Market.
Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society-Afternoon tour, 1:30p.m., at the old
train station on Depot St.
Friends of the Botanical Gardens-Lobby Sale, 10a.m. to 4p.m., Botanical
Gardens.
MONDAY
Speakers
gemistry-Organometallic electronic structure: Some New Short
Storied," 4p.m., 1200 Chem.
Education-"Higher Education and Military Manpower: National
Policies in Competition?" David Breneman, 3p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham.
Public Health-"Nutritional Effect On Reproductive Endocrinology,"
Thomas Badger, noon, 3001 SPH.
Meetings
Farm Labor Organizing Committee Support Group-7:30p.m., 308 E
William, for more information call 761-7960.
Christian Science Organization - Meeting, 7:15 p.m., Room D, Michigan
League.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 6p.m.,IM Bldg.
For a complete list of campus films, see Page 9.
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 2-S
Saturday, May 7, 1983

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By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Women can change government
trends which have hurt them, if they
become more politically active,
women's rights activist and former
congresswoman Bella Abzug said
yesterday.
"We have allowed ourselves to
remain powerless politically," Abzug
told about 450 people at the Power Cen-
ter..
ABZUG joined two other women's
rights activists at "Women Speak,"
sponsored by the Friends for Women's
Credit and the University's Women's
Studies Department.
Abzug said that a "gender gap",dif-
ference of opinion between men and
women on important issues, was par-
ticularly evident during the 1980
presidential election.
"Seven percent fewer women voted
for (Reagan) than men," she said.
BUT ABZUG stressed that this at-
titude is nothing new. "Our gender gap
has been showing for a hell of a long
time," she said, adding that
historically, women and men have felt
differently about issues such as
military spending and social programs.

Women have permitted this "gender
gap" by remaining politically inactive,
and therefore live with a system that
ignores their political interests, she
said.
The Reagan administration policies
are particularly bad for women, such
as those which take away money from
child support, welfare, and other social
service: programs to put into military
spending, she said.
"Supply side economics really keeps
supplying the Pentagon, and batters
women and children," she said.
Robin Morgan, an editor at Ms.
Magazine, and social activist Eleanor
Holmes Norton, from Georgetown
University, also spoke on women's
issues last night.
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