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Netsch, Dawn Clark 

Dawn Clark Netsch was elected as an Illinois State Senator in 1972 from the city of Chicago, and for the next ten years was a major player in the yearly battles over the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Illinois Senate. She was a strong supporter of the amendment, and talks at length about her leadership role for the pro-ERA in the Illinois Senate, and her disappointment over its ultimate defeat in 1982.