This article describes the tensions that arose from the unexpected arrival of a large contingent of Mormon women - known as the Blue and White Coalition - that arrived at the Washington State Women's Convention on July 8th, 1977 in Ellensburg, Washington. The Coalition would square off against Feminists and Liberal women who would take opposite sides on the Equal Rights Amendment ratifications discussed at the event, in regards to topics such as abortion and rights for homosexuals. The article goes on to talk about Jill Ruckleshaus, past member of the National Women's Commission, and questions she posed to the conference participants regarding issues facing women today.
Hilton, Carol and Humphries, Jackie, "Newspaper Clippings: Fight Brews at Women's Conference in E'burg" (1977). Washington State Conference for Women, 1977. 146.
Newspaper Clippings and Press Releases, University Relations Office and Washington State Conference for Women 1977 (Box 17), Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections
Women's rights, Equal rights amendments--Washington (State), Washington State International Women's Year Conference (1977)