action alert -- contact your reps now!

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On April 30, 2019  the United States House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on the ERA to lift the deadline.   H.J.Res.38 - Removing the deadline for ratification of the equal rights amendment  was introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on January 30, 2019.   A full read of the text and list of the 185 Co-Sponsors (183 Democrats, 2 Republicans) can be found HERE


3 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ARE FROM ARIZONA.  WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT THEM NOW!


ASAP:  Contact US House of Representative Debbie Lesko and request that she vote yes on lifting the ERA Deadline in the Judiciary Committee meeting on April 30, 2019.   (202) 225-4576, email:  www.lesko.house.gov/contact


ASAP:  Contact US House of Representative Andy Biggs and request that he vote yes on lifting the ERA Deadline in the Judiciary Committee meeting on April 30, 2019.   (202) 225-2635, email:  www.biggs.house.gov/contact


ASAP:  Contact US House of Representative Greg Stanton and request that he vote yes on lifting the ERA Deadline in the Judiciary Committee meeting on April 30, 2019.   (202) 225-9888, email:  www.stanton.house.gov/contact


Please consider sending a letter as well.  We have created a sample for your use.  You can find it HERE 


To find contact information for all members of the U.S. House of Representatives go HERE


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Support our efforts!

Simple ways you can support the effort:


  • Spread the word –  80% of Americans don’t know that women are not guaranteed equal rights in the U.S. Constitution.  But nearly all Americans (about 94%) agree that they should be.  The Equal Rights Amendment, which was written nearly 100 years ago, simply states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”  That’s it.  It’s about fairness.


  • Volunteer! - If you can spare a few hours to be present at the state capitol as a Standing Sentinel, please sign up through  our Sign Up Genius here .  If you can volunteer to help table an event, pass out fliers, send postcards/letters please send an email to rebecca@mchood.com and she'll add you to her list of contacts.


  • Tell your friends, neighbors, and family members – keep communicating to others about the Equal Rights Amendment.  Wear a button, t-shirt or sash -- check out our RESOURCES page for some tips and samples to help you prepare your own elevator pitch.


  • Request to Speak Training -  Arizona Advocacy Network Foundation is  conducting training sessions across the state on how to engage with the legislative process and the “Request to Speak” system.   Training Schedule can be found on their website and our Calendar of Events


  • Write letters:   Write a letter to your legislators.  2019 Bills will be introduced after session begins on January 14, 2019.   We have created three letters for you to use:  One each to your Senate and House Representatives that asks for them to co-sponsor a bill to remove the deadline for ratification of the ERA; and one to your State Senator or Representative asking them to vote for a resolution in the state legislature for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.  You can find Advocacy Letters to Legislators and Advocacy Letters to Editors Tips and Best Practices in RESOURCES.


  • Send Postcards:  We have pre-printed postcards to send to your legislators.  See them on the RESOURCES page.  Send us an email at erataskforceaz@gmail.com   -- and we’ll get them to you.  


  • Request a Speaker:  We’re happy to come to you and speak to your group about the Equal Rights Amendment.  Please send us an email at erataskforceaz@gmail.com and someone from our team will contact you for further details.



  • Send  Us A Picture:  We’d love to share your support of the ERA!  Send us a picture with your (short, please) statement on why “I Support the ERA”.  We’ll share it on our social media and website alongside all our supporters.  Send to: erataskforceaz@gmail.com


  • Help us get the word out.  DONATE  to help us with basic operational costs like printing costs, local ads, event fees, etc.  We need your help to reach the entire state.

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