CONTACT THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
February 7, 2023. It is our understanding that the US Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in the next few weeks. 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.
As a result, this upcoming hearing and related messaging crucial.
We need your help! Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and reach out via social media. Additional information, including instructions, contact information, a sample letter and social media information may be found HERE. THANK YOU!
CALLING ALL ILLINOIS ACTIVISTS
February 20,2023. We have been informed that the upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment ("ERA") will focus exclusively on the arbitrary deadline included in the preamble to the ERA, a deadline hundreds of constitutional scholars have determined is invalid.
This hearing, as planned, could have a devastating impact on the ERA. First, the media will only report on the deadline, incorrectly leading the public to believe the ERA is dead. Second, it will give President Biden cover for continuing to block and fight in court against the ERA, making it a near certainty that he will not publish as required by law. Third, it will send a message to the courts that the ERA is invalid unless the deadline is removed.
We need your help! Please contact Senator Durbin, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and let him know that this hearing must UPLIFT, not undermine, the ERA! 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. The decision could come any day now!
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!
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.