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!
URGENT - Publication of Equal Rights Amendment
Since November, we have had countless meetings and correspondence with White House Counsel and U.S. Senators regarding the publication of the Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) and how it can save Roe v. Wade and equality for all. They all have known for months.
Yet the Biden/Harris Administration refuses to publish (falsely and misleadingly claiming that Congress has to take action) and continues to actively fight against the ERA in Court. And the Senate has done nothing to demand the President publish the ERA.
The very same Biden/Harris Administration that campaigned hard on its support for women and the LGBTQ+ community, and they responded by campaigning and voting for them and donating in droves. “The Biden Agenda for Women” specifically acknowledged that Equal Rights Amendment has been ratified.
We communicated with the Biden/Harris Administration yesterday morning, after speaking to them last Thursday, and understand that publication was being discussed. We reached out again last night after the draft decision was made public.
Time for the Biden/Harris Administration to live up to its oath “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The failure to do so is an abuse of power negatively impacting all Americans, but particularly 167 million women and girls - and the polar opposite of what they promised!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!
We must put pressure on the White House to get this over the finish line! It is the only chance we have of saving reproductive rights. The ERA is currently and already 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 (1) EMAIL PRESIDENT BIDEN, (2) EMAIL VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS, and (3) POST COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK POSTS OF THE BIDEN/HARRIS ADMINISTRATION. Instructions and sample letters and Facebook comments may be found HERE.
Shattering Glass and its partners in the ERA Coalition sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer urging him to schedule a floor vote on the bipartisan resolution to remove the arbitrary time limit from the Equal Rights Amendment. A copy of the letter may be found here. Please show your support for the ERA by signing on to the letter here.
Fillibuster and Build Back Better
Contact your U.S. Senators and request that (1) the filibuster be eliminated, and (2) that the Senate immediately pass the Build Back Better bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes more affordable, quality childcare, universal pre-K, and paid family and medical leave, which is the provision most at risk - despite be supported by 73% of Americans. The U.S. is one of six countries in the world (and the only developed country) without paid leave. Contact information for your Senators may be found here.
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.