The ERA Task Force AZ has assembled a list of businesses who support the Equal Rights Amendment. Arizona could be pivotal 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 Partnership for Women and Families reported, there is a $7,029 wage gap in Arizona. Arizona women who are employed full time lose nearly $6 billion 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!



Neko Case

Duck and Decanter Restaurant  

Frances Causey, Director, Documentary Filmmaker  

· The Long Shadow,

· Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?,

· Is Your STORY Making You Sick?, 

Ours Is The Land, 

Crescent Ballroom 


Green New American Vegetarian 


Los Olivos Mexican Patio 

 No Festival Required Independent Cinema  

Steve Weiss 

 Stateside Presents 

Civia Tamarkin, Journalist/Documentary Filmmaker Birthright:  A War Story, Tamarkin Productions, 

Basilic Vietnamese Kitchen

101 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Tiny's Restaurant

Route 260, Payson, AZ 

Live Wild Films

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

 Charity Charms 


 IndieLocks Hair Salon Scottsdale, 

Goodman Interior Structures

Adam Goodman, President & CEO 

 Jeannie's Grooming 

 Local First Arizona 


Meneese Wall Artwork

Morris Tutoring Assoc. Inc. 

Noble Beast 

Olson Construction

South Dakota 

 Radical Metal Boutique 

& Custom Jewelry Designs

Patricia Sahertian


J&R Graphics


Felicia Andrade

Hair Stylist


Susan Gelvin, Stylist

Sweet Harmony, Beauty & Nail Salon

8210 E McDowell , Suite 4

Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Sandy Hobbs

Sweet Harmony, Beauty & Nail Salon

8210 E McDowell , Suite 4

Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Sacred Skin Therapy


Retail/home based/local community/contract services/computer graphics/art – continued


Henna and graphic artist


Sonoran Scavengers: Specializing in Produce found in the Desert

Karen Bedell 


fb @Sonoran Scavengers

Celestine Custom Designs


fb @celestinecustomdesigns

Bees Seas: Natural Beeswax Wrap

Axis Hemp Company

Glenn Tompkins

Sogno Toscano



Begables:  All Things for your Pet

Untamed Confections: Organic Sonoran Desert Honey Confections

Joyce Desserts & Artworks

Baking and Pastry Chef & Chinese Artwork


Turtle Creations


fb @Turtle-Creations 

Fountain Hills


Wire Sculptor – Fine Artist

Magic Heart Art


Gifts & More by Val

Su Samra Art

fb @susamraart

G&D Crafts: Unique Handmade Wooden Gifts


Arizona City

Dirty Birdy Soap

Sun Lakes

Memory Expressions

Sew Sweet by Pam


 Catherine Scrivano, CASCO Financial Group 

 Kerri Jones, Realtor 

 Jeff Brodin

 Patrice Horstman

 Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell and Tucker PC, 

 Paula Cullison 


 Radix Law Firm, Scottsdale 

 Sue Marceau, Writer/Journalist 

 Tammy Bosse

Boss Properties, Scottsdale 

 The Talent Store, Tucson

Recruiting & Consulting 

Charles G. Carter

Financial Planner

Camelback Retirement Planners



 Deborah Klinkefus, DDS


Michelle Lee

Athena Rising Now, LLC



 Stetson Chiropractic 

 T Falcon Napier & Assoc., Inc.,

 Institute for Productive Tension,


 Tania Gerard

 Congruency Coach 

Star Canyon School of Nursing

Freya Wellness

Sasha Bonner, Herbalist


Cheryl Husslein, RN

Natural Healing, Center of Gold Canyon


city & state community

 Black Chamber of Commerce of Arizona

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


AAUW (American Association of University Women),


Alliance for Retired Americans,

Arizona Business & Professional Women,

Arizona Coalition for Change,

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence,

Arizona Federation of Democratic Women,

Arizona List,

Arizona NOW,

Arizona YWCA,

Atlas Justice Center,

AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment,

Black Lives Matter Arizona,

Black Woman of Arizona,

Center for Neighborhood Leadership,

Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild,

Central Phoenix Inez Casiano NOW,

Culture Reframed,

East Valley NOW,

Equality Arizona,

ERA Task Force AZ,

Flagstaff Freethinkers,

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix,

League of Women Voters,

NAACP of Arizona,

NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Arizona,

Peer Solutions,

Planned Parenthood,

Progress Now,

Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition (PAFCO),

Save Our Schools Arizona,

Sierra Club,

Sisterhood Extravaganza,

STAZ Advocacy Network,

Sun Cities/West Valley NOW,

We The People Summit, 




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

Eldora M. Engelbretson, Deacon

Mary Ragland, Elder

Community of Christ, Thunderbird West Congregation

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

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz 

Arizona Jews for Justice

Secular Coalition for Arizona 

Valley Unitarian Universalist 

Reverend Bonnie McNair, Pastor

UCC Yuma

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

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


 "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

"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. "

~ Kina Harding, President

los abogados

"The Equal Rights Amendment would provide a constitutional guarantee of gender equality not currently found in the Constitution. As advocates for diversity and equality, Los Abogados is proud to support the Equal Rights Amendment, and we urge the Legislature to ratify it in the next session. "

~ Daniel A. Arellano, Los Abogados Legislation Chair

Read complete los abogados letter

read relevant ARTICLES

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Arizona: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Now

AMENDMENT: Arizona can push ERA into action