Women Lobbying 4 ERA in DC
We are many women in many women's volunteer groups, working together for our common goal; to gain equal rights. We need your donation today. This supports the women who are staying for two extra days to lobby for Equal Rights Amendment ratification after the Women's March on Washington January 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of women are coming to Washington DC, women who have it better than my grandmother. When she was born, she did not have the right to vote, keep her children if divorced, or have credit. When my mother was born, she could vote but she couldn’t have credit. When I was an adolescent, I could not make money by delivering newspapers because I was a girl. I moved out and looked for a job and the want ads had two lists: jobs for men and jobs for women.
We’ve come a long way, but we’re not there yet.
How long are we supposed to wait?
Many of us are going to Washington to lobby for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA is an economic solvency bill. When we resolve the economic inequities, we will be ever closer to being full members of this great country.
Most women are still facing the economic barriers and that’s why I’m asking for your help. Maybe you can’t come to Washington, but your donation can help a woman stay a few more days. They get a hotel room and a few meals so after the march, she's still there to walk the halls of congress to lobby for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Your donation will also help us provide fliers and informational handbills that will give women the words they need to make our case.
Some of the key people involved with this are, Andrea Miller of People Demanding Action; Eileen Davis of Women-Matter; Candy Graham who is associated with both organizations; grassroots organizer Portia Boulger; and the amazing Madison Kimrey, a youth activist from North Carolina.
Please be quick and generous. We need your support in the form of money.
We’ve come a long way, but we’re not there yet. Let’s not wait any longer!
Your support literally means the world to me and to them.
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Here it is! The result of our actions, in sort of the march, when we Lobbied inside the halls of Congress. Nevada is holding an ERA hearing on Monday!
But of course, the Phyllis Schafly group is mounting a campaign. We need to stay the course and write emails. All of us (and your friends) to each of the Nevada representatives.
· compose your letter (use the links below to help)
· send your thoughts to the representatives listed before their Monday morning ERA hearing.
· Spread the word!
If you need language or refresher on what's happening, go to:
No need to state you are not in Nevada (the opposition is bussing people in), just send and email, you want to be heard, remember what happens in Nevada affects us all. Hawaii to Maine
Please send to each of the following, individually, a reasoned, but firm, bipartisan right side of history statement of support (or personal story), to each of the following:
SenLoe@sen.state.nv.us (his office likes statements attached in PDF)
Let's fill the virtual room with email statements of support for Nevada Bill SJRes2 , ratification of the Federal Equal Rights Amendment!
I met a woman from Massachusetts on Saturday. She had a new message, so I invited her to speak on Sunday where she met key activists from Coast to Coast. And they met her.
Now we have this great Network. We're looking at how we should stay connected. We need to because strength comes from numbers.
The second thing that came from our pro-ERA events, is a book of the speeches and photos from the Luncheon and Lobby Day. This book will be registered with an ISBN number and archived in the Library of Congress.
The biggest lesson I learned as President of Silicon Valley Women's Caucus For Art is women are constantly erased from history. We are the ones that have to document our own good works. We are the ones that have to put up our own statues, write our own books, record our own activities. It is important for us to leave resources behind for future historians.