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This letter, which Reckitt filed under "Ageism and Women and Wage Discrimination," urges people to support LD842, which would establish state programs to help displaced homemakers, that is women left without financial support due to divorce or death of a spouse. There is a grest deal in Reckitt's papers about displaced homemakers and the wage discrimination women faced.
gender discrimination in employment, age discrimination in empolyemnt
Edelstein, Meri, "Letter from the University Women's Forum, University of Maine Orono to Sisters" (1977). Lois Galgay Reckitt Papers Documents. 6.