~ 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
~ WHAT ~
A weekly campaign that engages folks to take a few moments each week to petition the U.S. Senate to join the U.S. House in removing the deadline imposed on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
~ WHO ~
Everyday folk who are dedicated to equality and justice
~ HOW ~
We focus on U.S. Senator Richard Durbin 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. with weekly calls to at (202) 224-7703.
Then ask 10 of your family, friends, and co-workers to call U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and petition him to do the same.
Then ask these same 10 people to call their 10 friends and have them do the same and so on and so. Till everyone is calling upon the US Senate demanding hearings.
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.
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 them to:
A succinct message:
Good Day my name is _____________ and I am calling Senator Durbin petitioning his support of the passage of the ERA into the US Constitution and requesting that as Chair of the Judiciary he expediently hold a hearing on S.J. Res. 1 and then move it to the floor for a vote. Speak to their colleagues enlisting their support; and Vote “Yea!” when S.J. Res. 1 comes to the floor for a vote. I am asking this because…
Be sure to give at least one reason as to why this is important to you, a personal antidote/story is compelling. Here are several good 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 with a thank you and leave your email and phone number and zip code at the end of your call.
Let’s maximize our collective power for the ERA by engaging organizational strength. Engage your network. Engage the Senate.