KATRINASâ€™S DREAMÂ is holding their 2nd ANNUAL WOMENâ€™S EQUALITY DAY VIGIL, MARCH and RALLY to the US Capitol on August 26, 2016 to prioritize and promote the Three State Strategy to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. The rally is being held to mobilize all people to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The day will start in silence, meditation, and prayer at 8:00 am at St. Stephenâ€™s and the Incarnation. Many will meet following the service at 9:30 am to begin there walk in peaceful contemplation taking the same path that many feminist took on August 26, 2015 and commemorate the first march and rally. Others will join up around 11:30 am the White House and proceed to the US National Mall where the rally will begin at 12:00 noon. The speakers will talk about the intersectionality of racism and sexism, and systemic issues that the ERA would address. They will share their wisdom and personal experiences on the Racial Gender Pay Gap, womenâ€™s health care, violence and the rape culture women live with everyday.
Â The Equal Rights Amendment
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
The ERA is a US Constitutional Amendment that would empower all women and provide for gender equality. The ERA is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement. Let’s Change the World.
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|8:00||am||Blessing||St. Stephens and The Incarnation -Washington, DC|
|11:30||am||White House||Washington, DC|
|12:00||pm||Rally||Upper Senate Park, National Mall, Washington, DC|
|3:00Â||Â pm||Â Meeting||Â Meet with US Senators and US Representatives of the Judicial Affairs Committee|
CALL TO ACTION
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. Â To join the Facebook Event Click Here.
Contact your local media outlets and ask that they cover the Equal Rights Amendment Rally in DC. Â Send them a copy of the Press Release. Â To download a copy of the press release click here PRESS RELEASE.
Contact and educate Congress.Â Â ERA Action is also organizing a thunderclap targeting the party leaders of the Judiciary Committee and asking them to hold hearings for HJ Res 51 and SJ Res 15 at 2 pm. This will complement the march and rally being held by Helene Swanson and Katrinaâ€™s Dream on the National mall at 12:00 pm: https://www.thunderclap.it/pro
Here areÂ documents for your use when you emailÂ your elected officials calling on them to co-sponsor the US Congress resolutions calling for the â€œThree State Strategyâ€ . Â Please feel free to include Â them in your email when you demand Â your state’s elected official to co-sponsor the Three State Strategy resolutions for the Equal Rights Amendment. Â For a list of documentsÂ Click Here.
To find out where your legislators stand on the ERA ~ Click on your state from U.S. map for contact information:Â http://bit.ly/1f0nmke
In the House the bill is H.J.Res.51 – Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.Â Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 05/13/2015) http://1.usa.gov/1IZ6RTx; and in the Senate the bill isÂ S.J.Res.15 – A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.Â Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 05/07/2015) http://1.usa.gov/1Hth6rZ
Accountability from our elected officials is paramount for the success of our movement. Â However, if ignored or pandered to, we call them outâ€”regardless of party affiliation.
ROUTE – WALK TO THE WHITE HOUSE & UPPER SENATE AREA, NATIONAL MALLÂ
There are a number of places where folks who are unable to walk the complete route may join up. Â For the route please Click Here
SPEAKERS LIST (PARTIAL)
There are a number of folks who will be speaking at the rally. Â For the Speakers List Click Here.