Eleanor Smeal


Eleanor Smeal (née Cutri) born Ashtabula, OH July 30, 1939. Founded Feminist Majority 1987 supporting women's equality, reproductive rights and non-violence; President of NOW 1977-82; opposed Vietnam War and Iraq War 2002; arrested 1987 at protest at Vatican embassy DC; arrested at White House 1992 for abortion protest.


"We have led peace efforts in Ireland and we can lead peace efforts in Afghanistan that bring about a permanent peace with democracy and restoration of full human rights for women." (CNN, Aug. 21, 1998; photo Wikipedia)