~ WHERE ~
From the comfort of your home… Space in the workplace… or simply when out and about.
~ WHEN ~
Every Wednesday or any day that is good for you place a call to your elected official to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment with weekly calls to U.S. Senator Richard Durbin at (202) 224-7703 and your state U.S. Senators at the United States Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
We need you to call U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and your two US Senators asking that they hold urge Senator Graham to hold hearings on S.J. Res 1 And then ask 10 of your family, friends, and co-workers to call U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and their two U.S.
Senators. Then have these same 10 people to call their 10 friends and have them do the same and so on and so. Till everyone is calling the U.S. Congress demanding hearings on the Removal of the Deadline on the ERA.
If 1 x 10 = 10 then 10 x 10 = 100 then 100 x 100 = 1000 then 10 x 1000 = 10,000 then 10 x 10,000 = 100,000 10 x100,000 = 1,000,000 and so on and so forth.
~ WHAT ~
We focus on the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee asking him to hold hearings. S.J. Res 1 for the removal of the deadline on the ERA.
~ WHO ~
We the People who are dedicated to Equality for All are making the following Declaration and hereby are petitioning the U.S. Senate to join the U.S. House in removing the deadline imposed on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
~ HOW ~
How to make your call to the U.S. Senate.
Identify yourself and state that you are calling in your individual capacity, and reference the organizations that you are either in a leadership role, a member
of or working alongside. Then state that you are petitioning
A succinct message:
Good Day my name is _____________ and I am calling Senator _____________ in my individual capacity and as a member of __________________ petitioning their support of the passage of the ERA into the US Constitution.
1. Co-sponsor of SJ Res. 1 – Remove the Deadline on the ERA, the House Joint Resolution No. 17 was adopted and passed U.S. House Chamber on March 17, 2021; and
2. Speak to their colleagues enlisting their support; and
3. Issue a Press Release stating their position; and
4. Place on their website as an important issue addressing Women ; and
5. Expediently hold hearings and then move it to the floor for a vote; and
6. Vote “Yea!” when SJ Res. 1 comes to the floor for a vote.
Be sure to give at least one reason as to why this is important to you, a personal antidote/story is compelling. Here are severalgood issues that the Equal Rights Amendment will address:
1. Equal Pay for Equal Work; and
2. Domestic Violence; and
3. Healthcare (i.e. Reproductive Health; and Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Physician & Hospital Care, etc.); and
4. Education (Early Childhood Development Programs, Access to Arts & Sciences, Ongoing and Continuous Learning Programs; and
5. Employment Opportunities in both the Public and Private Sectors and not limited to Civil or Government at Careers; and
6. Prejudice and Racism – how without the Equal Rights Amendment the hidden face of prejudice and racism will continue to be masked and that piecemeal legislation does not directly address these concerns; and
7. Economic growth – being that single mothers or women that are head of the households spend their monies on their families the more money they earn the more they have to spend as well as invest or build new enterprises.
Conclude the message by stating that you will follow-up with them next week. Leave your email and phone number and zip code at the end of your call.
Do follow up with them This is our civic duty
Let’s maximize our collective power for the ERA by engaging organizational strength and schedule for weekly program The Call.