Eleanor Smeal

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Eleanor Smeal

American feminist activist, political analyst, lobbyist, and grassroots organizer add

Category: Politics

Born in 1939.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connections: Duke University, Rutgers University, Betty Ford

Linked to: University of Florida, Strong Vincent High School, Newsweek, Rutgers University




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Eleanor Smeal was born in 1939 add something


After graduating from Strong Vincent High School in 1957, Smeal attended Duke University add something


Smeal participated in the fight for integration at Duke and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1961 add something


Eleanor Smeal joined the National Organization for Women in 1970 and served as president from 1977 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1987 add something


Betty Ford - In 1981, Eleanor Smeal, the National Organization for Women's president, announced Ford's appointment to be the co-chair, with Alan Alda, of the ERA Countdown Campaign


Her 1984 book "How and Why Women Will Elect the Next President" successfully identified a gender gap in politics add something


This gender gap, evident in the election of 1984, appeared again in the 1996 elections add something


After leaving NOW in 1987, Smeal saw a need for a new feminist organization that combined research, educational outreach, and political action add something


Since 2001, Smeal is the publisher of Ms. magazine which is owned and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation add something


Smeal was strongly critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act add something


In 2010 Smeal delivered the commencement address at Rutgers University's graduation and was conferred a Doctorate of Human Letters "honoris causa" add something


In 2015 Smeal was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame add something