SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS WHO SUPPORT YOU!

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The ERA Task Force AZ has assembled a list of businesses, local or otherwise, who support the Equal Rights Amendment.  Arizona could be pivitol in becoming the 38th and last state needed to pass this historic Constitutional Amendment giving women long sought constitutional equality.  Business should be especially favorable to the ERA because as the Economist estimated in 2018, advancing women's equality could add $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025.  Here in the U.S. it's between $2.1 trillion and $4.3 trillion in the next decade.  If every state and city made progress toward gender parity they could add at least 5% to their own economies.  Half of the U.S. states can add more than 10%.  No wonder U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios says, "It's not a gender issue, it's about the economy."


As the National Partnerwhip for Women and Families reported, there is a $7,029 wage gap in Arizona.  Arizona women who are employed full time lose nearly $6 billin dollars every year due to the wage gap.  The gap in Arizona ranges from 81 cents per dollar for Asian women, to 64 cents per dollar for African American women, to 46 cents per dollar for Native American women.  It's not only unfair, it's bad for the economy, for business, and for families.


Below is a list of our supporters.  We have categorized the Business section to make it easier for your to find what you need.  We also provide an alphabetical list of organizations, and a separate list for the Religious/Secular/Spiritual communities.  


Thanks to everyone for their support!

BUSINESS LISTINGS

ENTERTAINMENT / FILM INDUSTRY/RESTAURANT

Neko Case

 www.nekocase.com


Duck and Decanter Restaurant www.duckanddecanter.com  


Frances Causey, Director, Documentary Filmmaker  

· The Long Shadow,   www.thelongshadowfilm.com

· Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?,

  www.heist-themovie.com

· Is Your STORY Making You Sick?,  www.storythemovie.com 

Ours Is The Land, 

www.facebook.com/oursistheland1/ 


Crescent Ballroom

  www.crescentphx.com 

 

Green New American Vegetarian

www.greenvegetarian.com 

  

Los Olivos Mexican Patio www.losolivosrestaurants.com 


 No Festival Required Independent Cinema  

Steve Weiss  steve@nofestivalrequired.com 


 Stateside Presents

  www.statesidepresents.com 


Civia Tamarkin, Journalist/Documentary Filmmaker Birthright:  A War Story, Tamarkin Productions, civia@tamarkinproductions.com 


Basilic Vietnamese Kitchen

101 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-237-5145


Tiny's Restaurant

Route 260, Payson, AZ 

RETAIL/HOME based/local community/contract services/COMPUTER GRAPHICS/ART

 Charity Charms

  www.charitycharms.com 

 1-800-615-3120 


 IndieLocks Hair Salon Scottsdale, www.myindielocks.com 


Goodman Interior Structures

Adam Goodman, President & CEO

 www.goodman.com 


 Jeannie's Grooming

www.jeanniesgrooming.com 


 Local First Arizona

 www.localfirstaz.com 

 

Meneese Wall Artwork

www.meneesewall.com


Morris Tutoring Assoc. Inc.

susan@morristutoring.com 


Noble Beast

www.noblebeastpets.com 


Olson Construction

South Dakota 


 Radical Metal Boutique 

& Custom Jewelry Designs www.radicalmetal.com 

www.radicalmetal@etsy.com


Patricia Sahertian

Artist

http://patriciasahertian.com


J&R Graphics

602-233-3336

https://jandrprintingaz.com


Felicia Andrade

Hair Stylist

602-301-7617

Andrette41@cox.net


Susan Gelvin, Stylist

Sweet Harmony, Beauty & Nail Salon

8210 E McDowell , Suite 4

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

480-809-1353


Sandy Hobbs

Sweet Harmony, Beauty & Nail Salon

8210 E McDowell , Suite 4

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

480-255-5684

FINANCIAL/LEGAL/REAL ESTATE/pUBLIC RELATIONS

 Catherine Scrivano, CASCO Financial Group  www.cascofinancial.com 


 Kerri Jones, Realtor

 KerriAZRealtor@gmail.com 


 Jeff Brodin 

info@brodinhrlaw.com

www.brodinhrlaw.com


 Patrice Horstman

 Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell and Tucker PC,  www.hwmwlaw.com 


 Paula Cullison

  www.paulacullison.com 

 

 Radix Law Firm, Scottsdale

www.radixlaw.com 


 Sue Marceau, Writer/Journalist

www.suemarceau.com 


 Tammy Bosse

Boss Properties, Scottsdale

 www.bossproperties.com 


 The Talent Store, Tucson

Recruiting & Consulting

www.yourtalentstore.com 


Charles G. Carter

Financial Planner

Camelback Retirement Planners

602-424-7509

ccarter@camelbackrp.com

MEDICAL/WELLNESS/FITNESS/LIFESTYLE

 Deborah Klinkefus, DDS

  480-834-1918 


Michelle Lee

Athena Rising Now, LLC

480-265-560

Michelle@AthenaRisingNow.com
www.athenarisingnow.com

 

 Stetson Chiropractic

  www.stetsonchiropractic.com 


 T Falcon Napier & Assoc., Inc.,

 Institute for Productive Tension, www.Inapier@productivetension.com

704-987-6500 


 Tania Gerard

 Congruency Coach www.facebook.com/congruencycoach 


Star Canyon School of Nursing

https://www.starcanyonschoolofnursing.com/

city & state community

 Black Chamber of Commerce of Arizona info@blackchamberaz.com


Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

azhcc.com

ORGANIZATION LISTINGS

AAUW (American Association of University Women), www.aauw.org

ACLU, www.aclu.org

Alliance for Retired Americans, www.retiredamericans.org

Arizona Business & Professional Women, www.bpwaz.org

Arizona Coalition for Change, www.az4c.org

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, www.acesdv.org

Arizona Federation of Democratic Women,  www.azfdw.org

Arizona List, www.arizonalist.org

Arizona NOW, www.aznow.org

Arizona YWCA,  www.ywcaaz.org

Atlas Justice Center, www.atlasjustice.center

AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment, www.azcelebrates19thamendment.com

Black Lives Matter Arizona, www.blacklivesmatter.com

Black Woman of Arizona, www.blackwomenofarizona.com

Center for Neighborhood Leadership,  www.azcnl.org

Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild, www.centralaznlg.org

Central Phoenix Inez Casiano NOW, www.centralphoenixnow.org

Culture Reframed, www.culturereframed.org

East Valley NOW, www.aznow.org/about-az-now/chapters

Equality Arizona, www.equalityarizona.org

ERA Task Force AZ, www.erataskforceaz.com

Flagstaff Freethinkers, www.flagstaff365.com

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, www.hsgp.org

League of Women Voters, www.my.lwv.org/arizona

NAACP of Arizona, www.arizonastateconferencenaacp.org

NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Arizona, https://www.naswaz.com/default.aspx

Peer Solutions, www.peersolutions.org

Planned Parenthood, www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-arizona

Progress Now,  www.progressnow.org

Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO), www.pafcoalition.org

Save Our Schools Arizona, www.sosarizona.org

Sierra Club, www.sierraclub.org

Sisterhood Extravaganza, www.sisterhoodextravaganza.org

STAZ Advocacy Network, www.strongeraz.org

Sun Cities/West Valley NOW,  www.aznow-scwv.org

We The People Summit, www.wethepeoplesummit.com 


RELIGIOUS ~ SECULAR ~ SPIRITUAL COMMUNITIES

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A LETTER FROM CLERGY IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

March 28, 2019

  

Let this statement show that we, Christian pastors and religious leaders, support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We call on the Arizona Legislature to ratify the ERA immediately.


We endorse the ERA becoming the law of the land as a part of the U.S. Constitution: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”


We reject the fear-based idea that the ERA has anything to do with abortion. All of us want to see abortion rates fall and yet we fully support the ERA – they are different issues.


We reject the fear-based idea that the ERA will erase the differences between men and women. Humans can be distinct and yet be safe from discriminatory laws.


We reject the position that “the deadline is passed” – rather, we say: do what is right, now is the time!


We reject any hesitation to the ERA on Christian religious grounds. Rather we uphold the biblical principle of the equality of all people: Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greed, there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”


We reject the idea that we do not need the ERA because other laws already protect against sex discrimination. Rather, we hold that current laws are not strong enough and that the Constitution of the United States needs this amendment to guarantee all people equal protection – we need the ERA.


We reject the idea that this is a partisan issue. Rather, we insist that this is a common human issue. We represent a wide variety of Christian denomination, political parties, and voting tendencies. We put aside those (sometimes great) differences to support the ERA.


We call on the women and men of the Arizona House and Senate to break free from fear and partisanship. We call on you to stand. We call on you to do what is right. We call on you to help Arizona ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.


Sincerely Signed,

 Rev. Dr. Matthew A. Rundio, Pastor

Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene

Scottsdale, AZ


Rev. Kim Crecca and Rev. Rick Wilson

Episcopal Church of St. Matthews

Tucson, AZ


Rev. Gerald P. Richard II, Esq

Phoenix, AZ


Rev. David Carlisle, Rev. Sally Stevens-Taylor, 

Rev. Jefferson Bailey, and Rev. Cn. Mary P. Trainor

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Tucson, AZ





Rev. Reginald D. Walton, Senior Pastor

Phillips Memorial CME Church

Phoenix, AZ


Rev. Dr. Andy Burnette, Senior Minister

Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Chandler, AZ


Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Tucson, AZ


Rev. Terry Sims, Minister

Unitarian Universalist Church

Surprise, AZ


Cathy Corbin Mannino, Minister

West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

Glendale, AZ

individual religious/secular/spiritual leaders support for the ERA

Rev. Dr. Matthew Rundio, Sr. Pastor

Scottsdale Nazarene Church

www.scottsdalenazarene.com


Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz 

Arizona Jews for Justice

www.jewishaz.com


Secular Coalition for Arizona

www.secularaz.org 


Valley Unitarian Universalist

www.vuu.org 


Reverend Bonnie McNair, Pastor

UCC Yuma

http://uccyuma.org/


The Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Surprise, Arizona, supports the Equal Rights Amendment and hopes Arizona will pass this constitutional amendment.  

Sally Thomas, Treasurer

Unitarian Universalist Church

17540 N. Avenue of the Arts

Surprise, AZ 85378


Susan Valiquette, Associate Pastor

First Church UCC Phoenix

https://phoenixucc.org/

Latino Caucus for the ERA

 "On behalf of the Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus, it is our pleasure to offer the attached proclamation in support of the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Our caucus

met on April 2nd, 2019, and unanimously voted to support the proclamation."   

~ Tony Navarrete and César Chávez

SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE

 "Thus, the Tribe urges you to put your full support behind SCR 1009, SCR 1006 and HCR 2030 and ratification of the ERA to ensure that both men and women receive full rights under the U.S. Constitution and across our Nation. "

~ Terry Rambler, Chairman 

Arizona black bar

Letter to Karen Fann and Rusty Bowers asking them to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. 

 

"The Equal Rights Amendment would ensure that our judicial system and society at large would consider gender equality a fundamental, constitutional right. The Equal Rights Amendment would require judges to apply strict scrutiny when deciding gender discrimination cases, as they do in cases of racial or religious discrimination. "

read relevant ARTICLES

My father taught me what law should guarantee — equality of opportunity

Old tired arguments to deny fairness must be rejected

ABA president urges Virginia lawmakers to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Arizona: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Now

AMENDMENT: Arizona can push ERA into action