This ERA Task Force AZ website is full of information to help you learn about the Equal Rights Amendment, what you can do to help get it passed in Arizona, the many businesses and community organizations that support the Equal Rights Amendment, and much more.
The Senate resolution (S.J.Res 6) to eliminate the time line now has 48 signers. Senator Sinema is a co-sponsor but Senator McSally still refuses, so please contact her at 602-952-2410 and ask her to co-sponsor.
As facts on the ground have shown, women bear the heaviest burden of this pandemic because they are the nurses, the health care workers, have the low paying service jobs, have to manage the children when school is closed, and take care of the elderly. For all of this, they get paid less. They do the shopping and cooking when nothing is to be found in the stores. They do the "deep cleaning" to make sure no virus hangs around. We all need to step up and realize we are in this together and have to all do our fair share. Equal responsibilities and equal rights.
Yet our governor continues to put not only women in danger but all of us. We are 50th in the nation in testing and are still not transparent about what is going on in nursing homes and prisons - likely killing fields. He makes delusional statements that the state is ready to open though we have exhibited none of the requirements of 14 days of declining infections and 14 days of declining deaths. Use common sense and stay safe.
The federal government has filed their objections to the ratification of Virginia as the 38th state necessary to put the ERA into the Constitution. The two main points are standing (the right to file a suit i.e. skin in the game) and the timeline. Women certainly have plenty of "skin in the game" as we have been fighting for the ERA for 97 years. The response and amicus briefs will be filed June 8.
Please continue to write to your local papers in favor of the ERA, both opinion pieces and letters to the editor. Tips for doing both and talking points are on this website.
If you are the owner of a business, please email us to say YES put me on the list and give us the contact info that you want listed. We'll send you a decal for your window so you can make your belief for equality a sales point. If you go to a business, and who doesn't, ask every one you frequent to support the ERA by sending an email with the YES and their contact information. Don't support businesses that don't support you.
A clergy group to support the ERA has been started by an evangelical minister so if you know of any clergy member from any faith who support equality, have them send us a letter to that effect and we can add them to the list.
Like every other group, we are meeting virtually and keeping in touch by internet and phone. Check our facebook page for contacts and information. If you want to keep up on what the ERA Task Force AZ is doing email dianne post to be added to our action alert list. We also need your donations to keep up our work. It's your equality after all.
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The ERA Task Force AZ is a coalition of groups and individual volunteers working to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Arizona.
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