Today in 1971: On her first day as a member of Congress, Bella Abzug introduced a resolution calling for the withdrawal of troops from Southeast Asia.
Born in the Bronx in 1920, one month after the passage of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, Abzug was the first Jewish woman elected to Congress. After attending Columbia University Law School, she practiced civil rights and labor law for twenty-three years.
Throughout her career, she was known as one of the most vocal proponents of civil rights for women, as well as for gays and lesbians.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Stoughton Public Library presents “Music on the Mezz,” featuring Celtic Harpist Kathy Julseth.This free performance will be at 7pm at the Library, 304 South Fourth Street, just west of the City Hall Clock Tower in downtown Stoughton. For more info, call the Library at 608-873-6281.
Habitat ReStore invites artist applications through January 7th for their juried exhibit, with silent auction of works to benefit Habitat. Artwork must have a salvage component and may include found objects, recycled or reused materials. More info at restoredane.org or call 608-661-2813.
Low cost spayings and neuterings for dogs and cats are available through the Dane County Humane Society and Maddie’s Fund. There are various times and prices and they include an FVRCP vaccine. Caretakers of feral or free-roaming cats can be helped as well. Call 838-0413, extension 103 for an appointment or details.