Debbie Blasiar was a graduate student in regional planning at the University of Oklahoma when she became involved in the ERA campaign, working with Cynthia Hoyle as an organizer for NOW in the southeastern part of the state. Both also participated in Ladies Against Women (see the LAW interview.) Blasiar also joined with others to chain the statue of the Pioneer Woman in Ponca City after the legislature’s failure to ratify the amendment. Influenced by the strong women in her family, Blasiar was born in Nebraska and grew up in north central Missouri.
Posted on Wed, June 13, 2012