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Cathey Steinberg oral history interview 1989 July 21

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Creator: Steinberg, Cathey W. (Cathey Weiss), 1942-
Fowlkes, Diane L., 1939-
Title: Cathey Steinberg oral history interview 1989 July 21
Date: 1989 July 21
Description: Local identification number: Steinberg, C_19890721_(P1989-10)

Cathy Steinberg (b. 1942) served in the Georgia House of Representatives 1977 to 1988, in the Georgia Senate 1991 to 1992, and was a candidate for Public Service Commissioner in 1988.

Among topics discussed: Family background; Steinberg's parents; education; early work as adoption counselor; Sandy Bem; pre-feminist concerns regarding working and family life; move to Atlanta; early difficulties in Atlanta; how first got involved in politics; 1976 campaign organization; Manuel Maloof; George Petro; Al Burruss's challenge to Tom Murphy and its effect on Steinberg; work with constituents overcomes stereotypes; Steinberg's district makeup; campaign opposition; adjusting to ways of doing business in the legislature; anti-rape legislation; Jewishness issue; working with Tom Murphy; political compromises; relationship with the press; family support and domestic help during legislative sessions; marital problems; Steinberg's life after divorce; Sidney Marcus; the fight for the ERA and its aftermath; conflict with Eleanor Richardson; lobbying for women's issues; Nursing Home Patients Bill of Rights; consumer issues; why ran for Public Service Commission (PSC); possibilities for future campaigns; impact in the legislature; changes in the legislature; being involved in issues when not in office; impact as a state-wide candidate; women as campaign contributors; abortion issue.

Subjects: Working class women--Family relationships | Anti-rape movement | Equal rights amendments | Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007 | Georgia Public Service Commission | Steinberg, Cathey W. (Cathey Weiss), 1942-
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Steinberg, Cathey, Interviewed by Diane Fowlkes, 21 July 1989, P1989-10, Series C. Women in the Legislature, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project