NOW PAC 2022 endorsed candidates post primaries
Where the ERA stands now and what can be done.
After reading the action items below, use the 2021 Take Action Tools Link to get examples of letters, and social media resources you will need.
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Cathy Ransom – LD 1 House
Mike Fogel – LD 1 Senate
Neil Sinclair – LD 1 House
Jeanne Casteen – LD 2 Senate
Judy Schwiebert – LD 2 House
Thomas Dugger – LD 3 Senate
Laura Terech – LD 4 House
Jennifer Longdon – LD 5 House
Lela Alston – LD 5 Senate
Kyle Nitschke – LD 7 Senate
Melody Hernandez – LD 8 House
Athena Salman – LD 8 House
Seth Blattman – LD 9 House
Lorena Austin – LD 9 House
Eva Burch – LD 9 Senate
Oscar De Los Santos – LD 11 House
Stacey Travers – LD 12 House
Patty Contreras – LD 12 House
Mitzi Epstein – LD 12 Senate
Cynthia Hans – LD 13 Senate
Brandy Reese – LD 14 House
Keith Seaman – LD 16 House
Tayler Kerby – LD 16 Senate
B. Radford – LD 17 House
Mike Nickerson – LD 17 Senate
Nancy Guttierez – LD 18 House
Priya Sundareshan – LD 18 Senate
S. Clark – LD 19 House
Andres Cano – LD 20 House (unopposed)
Stephanie Stahl Hamilton – LD 21 House
Leezah Sun – LD 22 House
Dr. Evangeline Diaz – LD 22 Senate
Jesus Lugo Jr. – LD 23 House
Brian Fernandez – LD 23 Senate
Analise Ortiz – LD 24 House
Anna Hernandez – LD 24 Senate
Cesar Aguilar – LD 26 House
Flavio Bravo – LD 26 House
Raquel Teran – LD 26 Senate
Mahogany Kennedy (Cherry) (South Phoenix)
Darlene Martinez (Downtown Phoenix)
Karyn Lathan (University Lakes, Tempe)
Mark Moeremans – Phoenix #6
Kellen Wilson – Phoenix #6
Heli Nielson – Phoenix #2
Katie McClean – Creighten Elementary School Board
Leanne Greenberg – Osborn Elementary School Board
Violeta Ramos – Governing Board of Osborn School District
Kathryn Mikronis – Marana School Board
Abbie Hlavacek – Marana School Board
Charles Lucking – Phoenix Union HSD 3
NATIONAL NOW ENDORSEMENTS
Mark Kelly – Senator
Jevin Hodge – AZ CD 01
Ruben Gallego – AZ CD 03
Greg Stanton – AZ CD 04
Kristen Engel – AZ CD 06
Raul Grijalva – AZ CD 07
Tom O’Halleron – AZ CD 02
Download AZ NOW PAC's complete list of candidates along with all of their websites so you can see what they are all about, help them with their campaigns or send support.
In Congress -
Read a Congress Statement HERE written to Assistant Attorney General, with a plea to rescind the 2020 OLC opinion, and allow the Archivist to carry out his statutory duty of recognizing the complete and final adoption of the ERA.
In the Senate -
S.J.RES 1 -bill to remove deadline- now has 52 signers (including AZ Senators)
In the House H.J. Res 891 – that says ERA is law of the land, has 155 sponsors including all 5 Arizona democrats: Passing this resolution in both Senate and House would be best because it would resolve the issues both timelines and rescission.
The Judicial Branch, not the Executive Branch, is then tasked with wrestling with the issues of deadlines and rescissions. Our Senators cannot idly stand by watching. They must adhere to their oath to protect and defend the new Constitution. They must take the necessary steps to demand that the Executive Branch clear the log jam and allow the Archivist to publish an updated Constitution that respects us all as citizens of equal stature.
For your outreach:
1. REMOVE THE DEADLINE ON THE ERA
Make sure your Senators and Congresspeople have cosigned the bills to remove the deadline. If they have not, make calls, send letters, write postcards to ask them to cosponsor. Share on social media and tag them.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Congressman Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced H.J.Res.17 - Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment - House Bill LINK
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced S.J.Res.1 - A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment - Senate Bill LINK
Senate (Cardin) Press Release: Cardin, Murkowski, Speier, Reed Announce Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
Contact both your Senators and ask them to support Senate Joint Resolution 1
Contact your House Representative and ask them to support House Joint Resolution 17
2. NATIONAL ARCHIVIST
The previous administration blocked the Archivist of the US National Archives from certifying the fully-ratified Equal Rights Amendment. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney asked President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to reverse that artificial barrier to equality. https://maloney.house.gov/.../maloney-calls-on-biden...
You can contact the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/ and ask them to direct the archivist to certify the ratified Equal Rights Amendment. Also, tag them on social media posts!
3. STATE RATIFICATION
As we know from the 19th Amendment, more ratifications matter when an amendment is challenged, especially in court. Twelve states are still unratified: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah. Let’s support these 2021 state ratification efforts.
Contact your 3 AZ representatives in the AZ State Legislature and ask them to support Arizona ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment by supporting these bills: AZ Senate Bill SCR1012 and AZ House Bill HCR2010
Find your rep here: https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/
4. FEDERAL COURT
Attorney General Mark Herring (Virginia), Attorney General Kwame Raoul (Illinois), and Attorney General
Aaron D. Ford (Nevada) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to direct the National Archivist to certify the fully-ratified Equal Rights Amendment. https://www.pilotonline.com/.../vp-nw-herring-attorneys...
A number of organizations filed friend of the court briefs, including our organization, the ERA Coalition, of which the League of Women Voters of the U.S. is a member. https://www.winston.com/.../winston-and-strawn-files... Corporations also support ERA certification: https://www.paulweiss.com/.../era-business-amicus-brief.pdf We will keep you updated on the latest litigation developments.
Businesses, you can download our Business Support for the ERA letter and get on our support page. Customers, encourage your businesses to join, download the letter and bring it to your favorite shop, cafe and more encouraging them to support.
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