Sheville

Get Free Email Updates!

Get progressive community news & events.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Illinois House of Delegates voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment! ONLY ONE MORE STATE TO GO, NORTH CAROLINA!

We did it.  Tonight the Illinois House of Delegates voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.  The vote was 72 – 45.

Our thanks to Representative Lou Lang whose leadership, strength, patience and eloquence shall be forever remembered.  As will the date of May 30th, 2018.

Thanks to every delegate that voted “yes” and thanks to all those who spoke so beautifully today about why equality for all Americans under our Constitution is needed now more than ever.

The Illinois House voted Wednesday night to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment more than 45 years after it was approved by Congress, putting it one state away from possible enshrinement in the U.S. Constitution amid potential legal questions.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-equal-rights-amendment-illinois-20180530-story.html

“The 72-45 vote by the House, following an April vote by the Senate, was just one more vote than needed for ratification. It does not need the approval of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has said he supports equal rights but was faulted by Democrats for not taking a position on the ERA.

“I am appalled and embarrassed that the state of Illinois has not done this earlier,” said Democratic Rep. Stephanie Kifowit of Oswego, a Marine veteran. “I am proud to be on this side of history and I am proud to support not only all the women that this will help, that this will send a message to, but I am also here to be a role model for my daughter.”

Helping to propel momentum for the measure was a resurgence in activism for women’s rights amid national demands to root out sexual discrimination and harassment in American culture in response to the #MeToo movement”.  The Chicago Tribune

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We’re floating on a cloud!

With all our love and thanks,

Kamala, Natalie, Joel, Lizzy, Jules, Sarabeth, Wendy, Rachel, Thila, Jeri and the entire EME team.

Tags: , , , ,

SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
Asheville, NC Current Weather
44°
overcast clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 8mph SSW
H 40 • L 30
47°
Sat
47°
Sun
49°
Mon
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Subscribe to Articles