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!
Duck and Decanter Restaurant www.duckanddecanter.com
Frances Causey, Director, Documentary Filmmaker
· The Long Shadow, www.thelongshadowfilm.com
· Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?,
· Is Your STORY Making You Sick?, www.storythemovie.com
Ours Is The Land,
Green New American Vegetarian
Los Olivos Mexican Patio www.losolivosrestaurants.com
No Festival Required Independent Cinema
Steve Weiss email@example.com
Civia Tamarkin, Journalist/Documentary Filmmaker Birthright: A War Story, Tamarkin Productions, firstname.lastname@example.org
IndieLocks Hair Salon Scottsdale, www.myindielocks.com
Goodman Interior Structures
Adam Goodman, President & CEO
Local First Arizona
Meneese Wall Artwork
Morris Tutoring Assoc. Inc.
Olson Construction, South Dakota
Radical Metal Boutique & Custom Jewelry Designs www.radicalmetal.com
Catherine Scrivano, CASCO Financial Group www.cascofinancial.com
Kerri Jones, Realtor
Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell and Tucker PC, www.hwmwlaw.com
Radix Law Firm, Scottsdale
Sue Marceau, Writer/Journalist
Boss Properties, Scottsdale
The Talent Store, Tucson
Recruiting & Consulting
Charles G. Carter
Camelback Retirement Planners
Deborah Klinkefus, DDS
Athena Rising Now, LLC
T Falcon Napier & Assoc., Inc.,
Institute for Productive Tension, www.Inapier@productivetension.com
Congruency Coach www.facebook.com/congruencycoach
AAUW (American Association of University Women), www.aauw.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
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.
Rev. Dr. Matthew A. Rundio Rev. Rick Wilson
Pastor, Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene Episcopal Church of St. Matthews
Scottsdale, Arizona Tucson, Arizona
Rev. Kim Crecca Rev. Dr. Andy Burnette, Senior Minister
Episcopal Church of St. Matthews Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Tucson, Arizona Chandler, Arizona
Rev. Gerald P. Richard II, Esq Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Phoenix, Arizona Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
Rev. Reginald D. Walton
Phillips Memorial CME Church Phoenix AZ
"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
"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