The Call

The Call continues to grow and women around the world as women are emboldened and empowered to be fully included in the conversations as they address the many intersectional social justice issues that span the globe.

Please join us each Sunday and help build the groundswell.  The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world.



SUNDAY: 4:00 p.m. EST                                                          ATTENDEES: E.R.A. ADVOCATES

CALL IN #: (563) 999-2090                                                                   CONFERENCE #: 898879




First Sunday  –  Helene de Boissiere – Swanson, Katrina’s Dream

Helene de Boissiere Swanson  co-founded Katrina’s Dream along with her late husband William Gaines Swanson and father-in-law the Rev. George Gaines Swanson and the Rev. Robert T. Coolidge in the days following her mother-in-law’s death.  She took vows with and serves Bishop Musonda Selwyn Mwamba the Honorary Bishop of Chelmsford.  She is  Administrative Assistant for St. Mark’s Episcopal / Anglican Church, in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She dreams of the world where believers and non-believers alike dialogue through “Love Co-exisitence” and come together utilizing the African way of “Ubunto” to address issues as the arise that affect humanity and the planet.

Second Sunday  –  Sharon J. Hill:  Public Eye Report

Sharon J. Hilll is the Principle of Public Eye Relations, a human relations and multi-media consulting service, located in Powder Springs, Georgia. An advocate and community leader serving with local and national organizations, Hill has facilitated program development, capacity building, organized for effective impact, and guided digital media imprinting, for effective global outreach.

Third Sunday  –  Tammy Simkins: One Rural Woman 

Tammy Simkins  became an advocate for the ratification of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) in 2012. That year she learned through her women and gender studies at Ohio University that the E.R.A. had not yet finished the ratification process. As an American, Tammy was outraged to discover that the E.R.A.’s absence from the Constitution means sex discrimination is not outlawed under national law. As a woman–a mother, a daughter, a sister, and friend–she was alarmed as to what the future might hold for a country when it fails to include in its bedrock documents this simple guarantee: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Ever since Tammy learned the truth, she has remained committed, continuing to do all she can to see the E.R.A.’s ratification.

Guest Hosts

Freeda Cathcart: By the Women for the Women Vote

Freeda Cathcart is the Founder of By The Women For The Women Vote. She created a power point presentation in 2012 to inspire women to vote. The presentation starts before the American Revolution and end in current time tracking the progress for women’s rights. We have come a long way but we still have much work to do. The presentation ends with encouraging people to work to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. In 2018 she worked with women across the state to make cross stitch hoops for every member of the Virginia General Assembly to ask them to ratify the ERA. This year she is encouraging women to join the Cross Stitch for the ERA project to deliver hoops to every member of congress to ask them to remove the deadline for the ERA. Working together we can get their attention and make them understand we’re not giving up until the ERA is part of the US Constitution


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