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ERA: Our Equality Pledge is up and running! See Who’s for Gender Equality in the U.S.

Dear Equality Warrior,

Our Equality Pledge is up and running!  

Let’s shine a warm, fuzzy light on the marvelous candidates who signed the Equal Means Equal Equality Pledge this week and committed to vote “yes” on ERA and equality for all Americans! 

Please send the people below some love on social media and, if you live in their state, think about supporting their candidacy.    

Name

Salutation

Office / District

Twitter handle

ALABAMA

Jared Vaughn

Candidate

State House District 30

@Jared_D_Vaughn

ARIZONA

J’aime Morgaine

Candidate

State Senate District 5

@Morgaine4LD5

Sharon Girard

Candidate

State Senate District 8

@Girard4az

Michelle Harris

Candidate

State Senate District 13

@mh4azsenate

Victoria Steele

Senator

State Senate District 9

@VictoriaLSteele

Eric Kurland

Candidate

House of Representatives District 23

@kurland23

Shelley Renne -Leon

Candidate

House of Representatives District 14

@ShelleyRepsAZ14

Joe Bisaccia

Candidate

House of Representatives District 12

@josephbisaccia

Bobby Tyler

Representative

House of Representatives District 6

@Bobby4RuralAZ

ARKANSAS

David Whitaker

Representative

House of Representatives District 85

@RepWhitaker85

Celeste Williams

Candidate

House of Representatives District 95

@CelesteWilliams4AR

FLORIDA

Adam Morley

Candidate

House of Representatives  District 24

@captmorley

Phil Moore

Candidate

House of Representatives  District 53

@votephilmoore

Anna Eskamani

Representative

House of Representatives  District 47

@AnnaForFlorida

Debra Bellanti

Candidate

House of Representatives  District 60

@Bellanti2018

Annisa Karim

Candidate

State Senate District 28

@KarimForSenate

Laurel BENNETT

Candidate

House of Representatives District 86

N/A

Katie Tripp

Candidate

House of Representatives District 25

@Trippfor25

Linda Jack

Candidate

House of Representatives District 36

@ElectLindaJack

Ellen Baker

Candidate

House of Representatives District 85

@EllenBaker4HD85

GEORGIA

Mary Robichaux

Candidate

House of Representatives District 48

@ElectMaryRobichaux

Shea Roberts

Candidate

House of Representatives District 52

@sheaforgeorgia

 Sally Harrell Candidate

      State Senate District 40

 @sallyharrellga

MISSOURI

Keri Ingle

Candidate

House of Representatives  District 35

@keriformissouri

Mitch Wrenn

Candidate

House of Representatives District 6

@MitchWrenn

Raychel Proudie

Candidate

House of Representatives District 73

@rcproudie

Joe Frese

Candidate

House of Representatives District 5

N/A

Jim Hogan

Candidate

House of Representatives District 126

N/A

NORTH CAROLINA

David Wheeler

Candidate

State Senate District 47

@davidbwheeler

Marcia Morgan

Candidate

House of Representatives District 19

@ElectMMorgan

Ashton Clemmons

Candidate

House of Representatives District 57

@Clemmons4NC

Michael Nelson

Candidate

House of Representatives District 35

@nelsonfornc

Travis Groo

Representative

House of Representatives District 11

@groofornc

Jennifer Benson

Candidate

House of Representatives District 69

@jenbnchouse69

OKLAHOMA

Kathy Wallis

Candidate

 House of Representatives District 96

@kathywallishd96

UTAH

Barry Short

Candidate

House of Representatives District 72

N/A

Arnold jones

Candidate

House of Representatives District 23

@arnoldmjones

Robert Burch

Candidate

House of Representatives District 30

@ISupportRobertBurchforHD30

VIRGINIA

Elizabeth Guzman

Representative

House of Delegates(Incumbent)

@delegateguzman

“I had a successful first day reaching out to candidates.  They were very friendly and some were excited about the ERA.  I was nervous to make the calls, as I haven’t done anything like this in a long time, but once I dove in, it was easy.  Candidates were pretty laid back as well and happy to find out more information.   Linda Gross in LD 8, Bob Karp in LD 14 and Joe Bisaccia in LD 12  are all a YES to get the Equal Rights Amendment Ratified in Arizona!  Linda Gross even shared with me that in 1974 her mother went back to school to get a degree in women in the workplace!  She has been a long time support of the ERA.   Bob said he gets so many emails he was grateful to get a call to be sure were legit and he could ask some questions.  Once he knew we were for real, he was on board.  Making the calls is really important. Candidates get inundated with emails, literally hundreds they reported, so calling to follow up is crucial.  Good Luck everyone!  Let’s get the ERA Ratified!  Let’s make it ARIZONA!!!”, Jami Parrish, President, Tucson NOW

If you live in an unratified state, please urge your candidates to sign onto the Equality Pledge right away and keep us posted! Or better yet, join the team and make some follow up calls!  Sign up now!

On another important note, Lizzy, Sarabeth, Joel, Mom and I just returned from the Annual Summit hosted by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) where Equal Means Equal’s impact litigator and legal counsel, Wendy Murphy, was winning an award for her vanguard work in the area of violence against women and children.  

Violence against women is one of the most important areas where the Equal Rights Amendment will help; and with more than four American women dying every day at the hands of their intimate partner or spouse, and one in four girls on campus being sexually assaulted, this strong non-partisan argument for the ERA must be emphasized with our potential candidates and legislators.

The time is NOW to finish the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and provide women with the rights that have been denied to them since 1787, when the U.S. Constitution deliberately and explicitly LEFT WOMEN OUT.

We cannot afford to wait any longer.  The November elections loom and every woman in this country needs to know EXACTLY where their candidate stands on full legal equality for all Americans.  We must ensure that the Equality Pledge is officially signed or rejected by each candidate in every unratified state.  Call your candidates today and ask if they support the ERA and if they will vote for it in January.  Make sure they sign the pledge today.

So much hangs in the balance for American women right now – achieving the final state could not be more urgent. The Equal Rights Amendment will be the first bedrock step in finally putting an end to the oppression of legalized gender discrimination in the United States of America.

Please join us NOW! Sign up to help follow-up on the Equality Pledge in all thirteen unratified states here: https://goo.gl/forms/4zEaxjkRIjC8nLOP2

With love and thanks,

Kamala and the EME Team

 

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