The Call

The Call continues to grow and women around the world as women are embolded 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 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 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 process completed. To read  more Click Here.



Fourth Sunday   Alternating in a three month rotation cycle

Second Month – Betty Foillard:  ERAMN, A Women’s Place, Strategy Partners

Betty Folliard is a former 3-term state legislator in the Minnesota House of Representatives where she focused on education, clean environment, strong communities and women’s rights, she has a background in the arts, business, and in the political sphere. Having worked in government at the local, state, & national levels, Betty served for six years on the Hopkins School Board and spent several years in the Office of Congressman Keith Ellison as his Community Representative. Folliard is also the former co-owner of Strategy Partners, a business & political consulting firm; and she created and executive produced the feminist, progressive talk show called A Woman’s Place, because, as she says, “A woman’s place is in the White House, and in the U.S. Constitution, and wherever she chooses it to be”.

Third Month   – The Call Host Team – Swanson, Hill, & Simkins


Fifth Sunday                         Guest Organizers and Out Side of the Box