Women’s Equality Day 2015 Rally

NOW, GC, NN all 7The Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day will start at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. following the 8 a.m. blessing of the walkers. Many will accompany Helene de Boissiere Swanson for the final four miles of this 7,000 mile spiritual pilgrimage to the U.S. Capitol to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The four-mile route passing the White House and on to the Upper Senate Park at National Mall where top feminists and human rights activists will hold a press conference, and then rally for the ERA.

A statement from the Presiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA) will be read at the Press Conference.

On August 27, 2015, the day following the march and rally, ERA Action in conjunction with Katrina’s Dream are coordinating a lobbying effort to call upon senators and representative to co-sponsor S.J. Res 15 and H.J. Res 51 respectively.

The Equal Rights Amendment will empower women and provide protection for the LBGTQ community. Let’s change the world!

THE SCHEDULE

Time   Event Location
8:00 am Blessing St. Stephens and The Incarnation -Washington, DC
9:00 am Walk Route – http://www.katrinasdream.org/?p=589
11:00 am White House Washington, DC
11:30 am Arrive Upper Senate Park, National Mall, Washington, DC
12:00 pm Press Conference Upper Senate Park, National Mall, Washington, DC
1:00 pm Rally Upper Senate Park, National Mall, Washington, DC

CALL TO ACTION

Your support is needed. Please help to build a national and global presence in support of the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.  To participate in the Advocacy Action Events to follow the March Click Here.

Join the Facebook Event to demonstrate your support, Invite your friends, and share the event everywhere. Send an email to all your friends and ask them to join in spirit.  To join the Facebook Event Click Here.

Contact your local media outlets and ask that they cover the Equal Rights Amendment Rally in DC.  Send them a copy of the Press Release.  To download a copy of the Press Release Click Here.

ROUTE – WALK TO THE WHITE HOUSE & UPPER SENATE AREA, NATIONAL MALL 

There are a number of places where folks who are unable to walk the complete route may join up.  For the route please Click Here

SPEAKERS LIST (PARTIAL)

There are a number of folks who will be speaking at the rally.  For the Speakers List Click Here

SISTERS IN SOLIDARITY

In addition to the blessing, march, press conference & rally that day, there are several satellite events planned in other locations in the United States and around the world through our new Sisters in Solidarity program.  For the Sisters in Solidarity program Click Here

BACKGROUND

Swanson, an aspirant for the priesthood of the Church of North India, co-founded Katrina’s Dream in memory of her late mother-in-law, the Rev. Katrina Martha Van Alstyne Welles Swanson. Katrina was one of the 11 women irregularly ordained to the priesthood in 1974, becoming the U.S. Episcopal Church’s first female priests. When the ERA failed to be ratified by the necessary 38 states, Katrina began to recite the Pledge of Allegiance “with Liberty and Justice for SOME!” When questioned “Why ‘some”? she would reply, “Because the ERA was voted down, retired women are more likely to live in poverty than men.”

The 15 non-ratifying states, in the order Swanson has walked through them, are Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Katrina’s Dream is active in working with the homeless, developing sustainable practicesprison law reform, education in Botswana, developing programs in India, and the full inclusion of women in all areas of life.

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