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chico Lyr Add: We Will Not Stop (3) Lyr Add: We Will Not Stop 04 Nov 05

From Gerri Gribbi's womansong collection

   Am                            G    Am
|: We will not stop, we will not go away! :|

      Am                     Dm          Am
Well, seventy-two years our foremothers fought
       Dm       G                  Am
Just to win our right to the ballot box
But even then they knew that our fight had just begun
And their daughters will not rest until equality is won.

When they say "NO" to equal rights, whatever the excuse
They're telling me it's woman's lot to suffer their abuse
Please put aside the prejudice, please put aside the fears
We've debated this amendment for over sixty years

[These words echo a speech made by NOW president Judy Goldsmith in 1983, the day that the newly introduced Equal Rights Amendment was defeated in Congress. (The first Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1920, shortly after women gained suffrage.) She reminded her audience that it had taken 72 years for women to win the right to vote, and declared, "We will not stop, and we will not go away."]

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