Pass the Equal Rights Amendment for Women
Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment, which was written by Alice Paul and introduced in 1923, is only THREE STATES short of ratification? Every year the ERA is brought to a vote in the remaining states. If it passes in just THREE of them, the ERA can finally go back to Congress for final ratification and become the law of the land!
We can DO IT!
Please read today's post about the ERA and Rep. Robbie WIlls of Arkansas' effort to get the measure passed in his state this year.
Rep. Wills needs our help!
THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by theUnited States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate
legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification
That's it. The entire amendment that would enshrine in our Constitution the rights of American women to be explicitly the same as the rights of American men. There is nothing in there about drafting women into the military. Nothing about gay marriage. Nothing about abortion, contraception, religion, or marriage. There is nothing in the E.R.A. that would change parental rights, divorce laws, child support, alimony, or ANYTHING. All it says is that "under the law" women will not be treated differently from men.
Please support Rep. Wills by posting a comment on his website, HERE, and by faxing and emailing the following letter to his office.
Thank you and Good Luck,
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Email and Fax your letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Dear Rep. Wills,
Thank you for your championing the Equal Rights Amendment in the Arkansas House of Representatives. I was affected by your moving letter on your website and posted a comment of support there.
As a member of Puma PAC, People United Means Action (www.pumapac.org), I am working with our organization to help lawmakers like you in your efforts to finally bring the ERA back to the United States Congress for ratification.
Thank you again for your helping to improve the lives and the rights of all American women.
Puma PAC Member