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The League of Women Voters Through the Decades! - The 1970s

In 1970 the national bylaws requirement for adopting a not-recommended item was changed from three-fifths to a simple majority. "CAs" and "CRs" were dropped from the bylaws, and the national program appeared as one list of issues discussed, amended and adopted at national conventions every two years.

In 1972, Inter-League Organizations (ILOs), created in many parts of the country to deal with regional issues, were added to the formal structure of the League. The 1974 convention also amended the bylaws to allow men to join the League as full voting members.

Highlighted Presidential Debates

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The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

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The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

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The League and Presidential Debates

After a sixteen year period in which there were no public presidential debates, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) sponsored three presidential debates in 1976.

League of Women Voters and the United Nations

During the post World War II period, the League helped lead the effort to establish the United Nations and to ensure U.S. participation.

Presidential Debates

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The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

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The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

76-10-6pbs part 1


The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

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The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976

76-9-23pbs Part 1


The First Carter-Ford Presidential Debate: September 23, 1976