Document 19: Audio clips and transcripts of Radio Advertisements, Iowa Women's Equality Campaign, 1992. Folder: Media Coverage: TV and Radio ad scripts, 1992, Box 1, ERA Iowa 1992 Collection, Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa.

Introduction

       These three thirty-second radio advertisements, paid for by Iowa Women’s Equality Campaign in 1992, were recorded by Harold Hughes (1922-1996), a well-known Iowa politician who had served as governor of the state from 1963 to 1968 and as a U.S. senator from 1969 to 1975. Hughes's voice lent prestigious support to the ERA campaign.

Audio of Three Radio Advertisements

       Hello, my name is Harold Hughes. I had the pleasure of serving Iowa both as Governor and United States Senator. I want to talk to you about a matter of justice. For one hundred forty-six years women have been left out of the Iowa Constitution. It's time to correct this lingering injustice and grant every citizen equality before the law. On November 3rd, please join me. Look for Amendment One on your ballot and vote yes.

Paid for by ERA Iowa, 1992.

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       I am Harold Hughes. I've served Iowa as both Governor and United States Senator. During those years, I encountered the scare-tactics of the radical religious rights. They're doing it again. This time they're distorting the truth about the Iowa Equal Rights Amendment. It simply adds women to the Iowa Constitution. On November 3rd, please join me. Look for Amendment One on your ballot and vote yes.

Paid for by ERA Iowa, 1992.

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       I'm Harold Hughes, former Iowa Governor and United States Senator. In recent months, you've heard a great deal about the Iowa Equal Rights Amendment. The arguments against it have camouflaged the truth. Amendment One simply guarantees men and women the same rights in Iowa's constitution. Look for Amendment One on your ballot and vote yes.

Vote yes on Amendment One November 3rd. Paid for by ERA Iowa, 1992.

 

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