[Broadside]: Bella. Because She's Earned It

New York: Citizens for Bella, [1977].


Unbound. Broadside. Measuring 16½" x 20". Cardstock sheet. Near fine with a touch of wear at the edges and a small tidemark to the upper right corner. Poster for Bella Abzug's failed 1977 New York City Mayoral campaign. Though twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and an early frontrunner in the mayor's race, she lost to Representative Edward Koch's "tough love" approached which better appealed to New Yorkers following the citywide blackout that summer, as well as general anxiety about Abzug's role in the feminist movement. Abzug never held public office again but continued to fight for women and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to his National Advisory Commission for Women. A nice image of the first woman to run for mayor of New York City. *OCLC* locates no copies.

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[Broadside]: Bella. Because She's Earned It. Bella ABZUG.