Janice Drieling

Janice Dreiling was born and raised in Kansas. A resident of Bartlesville, she learned about the ERA in 1973 through her membership in the American Association of University Women. Shortly after, she attended the day at the capitol sponsored by the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, where attendees were urged to go home and form coalitions to campaign for the ERA. She immediately began to organize the Bartlesville Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Council and soon became a public speaker and debater for the ERA in the Tulsa area. In 1976 she entered law school, eventually becoming a practicing attorney and then an Oklahoma district judge.