Florence Dwyer

Florence Dwyer (1902-1976) and other women in Congress sent a telegram to the Nixon Administration, urging them to release the final report of the 1969 Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities. The telegram had no impact and the report was finally leaked to the press by Vera Glasser, a female reporter who was sympathetic to the Congresswomen and their efforts. The report recommended a national commitment to basic changes that would bring women into the mainstream of American life.