Below you will find Action Items, listed in order of priority. And, you can text President Biden daily at 302-404-0880, telling him to publish the Equal Rights Amendment. They catalogue the issues!
CONTACT THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
On February 28, 2023, the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment. Given the ever-increasing attacks on the rights of women, girls and LGBTQIA+ persons, we need the Equal Rights Amendment more than ever. It is the most powerful tool available to right these wrongs. To guarantee equality for all, free from the whims of anti-equality politicians and judges. To protect women from domestic violence. To restore reproductive rights. To guarantee equal pay. To end gender and pregnancy discrimination and more.
We need your help! Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and reach out via social media asking them to demand that President Biden publish the Equal Rights Amendment. Additional information, including instructions, contact information, a sample letter and social media information may be found HERE. THANK YOU!
EMAIL AND TEXT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
On Election Day, voters sent a clear, bipartisan message -- women's rights, equality and democracy are top priorities. This presents a unique opportunity to make a final push to get the Equal Rights Amendment over the finish line. We are working with federal and state elected officials, unions, medical associations, and legal professionals to urge President Biden to publish the ERA. However, we need your help! The more voices we have, the better. And time is of the essence.
TO HELP, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES RIGHT NOW AND TEXT AND WRITE TO PRESIDENT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS. Additional information, including instructions, contact information, sample letters and social media information may be found HERE. THANK YOU!.
CONTACT GOVERNORS TO SAVE ROE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL
The country is reeling in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overtuned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, leaving women’s rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom to the whims of state politicians, and eviscerating women’s right to equal protection, bringing women’s rights back to the 1850s.
Federal elected officials are scrambling to try to address the issue. They continue to call upon President Biden to take bold action. However, most have yet to demand publication of the Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) even though they know that publication of the ERA will save Roe v. Wade and guarantee equality for all.
While we continue our discussions and meetings with the White House and U.S. Senators and Representatives, there is an additional group we are targeting – certain pro-choice, pro-equality Governors – to help us continue to put pressure on the Biden/Harris Administration to publish the ERA as required by law.
We must convince the Governors, who will be on the front lines, to join our efforts to motivate the White House to direct publication of the ERA as required by law. The ERA is currently the 28th Amendment. Its publication – a simple ministerial act – is the only thing that could put an end to the baseless attacks against women, bodily autonomy and the LGBTQ+ community!
TO HELP, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES RIGHT NOW AND WRITE TO THE GOVERNORS. Instructions, contact information, sample letters and Twitter handles may be found HERE. THANK YOU!
Calling All Minnesota Supporters
Did you know there are two sets of resolutions related to equality pending in the Minnesota legislature!
Resolutions SF47/HF197 call for the affirmation that the Equal Rights Amendment is valid and is the 28th Amendment. The chief authors are Senator Sandy Pappas & Rep. Kristin Bahner. This is headed for a floor vote. Similar resolutions have been passed in California, Hawaii, Michigan, and Colorado. Additional information from our partner, ERA Minnesota may be found HERE.
Minnesota' s STATE ERA Bill (SF37 & HF173) is a proposed Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution guaranteeing equality for all. This bill is currently being held in the Rules Committee by Representative Long. It needs to get out of committee and pass in 2023 so there is adequate time to educate the public prior to it being placed on the ballot in 2024. Additional information from our partner, ERA Minnesota may be found HERE.
Please contact your legislators and tell them to support both bills. Most importantly, please contact these LEGISLATIVE LEADERS, Speaker Melissa Hortman, House Majority Leader Jamie Long, and Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic and tell them the Minnesota ERA must be a top priority.
Key points for your Legislator, which you may find HERE are:
No other movement has waited longer than equal rights for all. Call for the vote on ERA now. The time is always right to do what is right;
What’s the hold-up? Call for the vote today on the ERA; and
We respectfully request that you take up the Equal Rights Amendment bills post haste. 100 years is too long to wait for equal justice for all.
Contact Information For Likely Supporters of Gender Equality
The contact information as well as links to the social media of Senators likely to support Gender Equality can be found HERE.