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On Women’s Equality Day, Support the Equal Rights Amendment

Dear Friend,

Today is Women’s Equality Day, a day celebrated each year to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally gave women the right to vote.

Just one year ago, we asked you to contact your representatives in government and ask that they support the Equal Rights Amendment by removing the amendment’s deadline for ratification. Unfortunately, a bill that would have removed this unnecessary deadline failed to pass Congress before its term ended, and a White House petition asking President Obama to take action was essentially ignored by administration officials.

Since then more and more Americans have come out and supported the Equal Rights Amendment and the idea that equal pay and rights for women are a necessity for any democracy. While this support showed lawmakers across the country just how important this issue is to the American people, more hard work is required if we truly want to see equality in America.

That’s why I’m asking you today to take a moment to contact the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask how President Obama and other elected officials will work to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the coming year.

We can’t let our leaders off the hook until the ERA and other measures that fight gender-based discrimination are the law of the land. With your help, we can ensure that women are able to enjoy the same opportunities that male Americans currently enjoy.

Take a moment to call the White House at 202-456-1111 and voice your support of the ERA. It will only take a few minutes, and your voice will help serve as a catalyst for change in the fight for equal rights.

Thank you supporting equality and opportunity for all, regardless of gender.

Sincerely,

Roy Speckhardt
Executive Director

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