ATLANTA, GA,Â JULY 1, 2017 -Â Katrinaâ€™s Dream, ERA Action and a roster of national leaders and advocates from across the United States will gather, Friday, August 25 â€“ 27, 2017 in Washington, DC,Â Â Â in the fashion of Womenâ€™s Equality Day founder, the late Congresswoman Bella Abzug; insisting on hearings for the current Equal Rights Amendment, ERA of just 24 words, which comprises the Joint Resolutions, SJR 5 and HJR 53, to remove the deadline for ratification. The 2017 Womenâ€™s Equality Day rally inÂ DC follows the Equal Rights Amendment, ERA ratification ledÂ by Nevada State Senator Patricia Spearman March, 22, 2017.Â The Third Annual Rally continues with the call of advocacy that begins with a day of action on Capitol Hill fromÂ St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Rally organizer, Helene Swanson, cites the exciting addition to the Womenâ€™s Equality Day of action,Â â€œthis year we are expanding our event to include â€œ24 WORDSâ€ for two performances, an equal rights musical featuring 20 original songs inspired by the equal rights movement from 1775, when women were almost equal, pot was almostÂ legal andÂ contraceptives could be sold toÂ unmarried people, toÂ March 22, 1972, when the Equal Rights Amendment passed the Congress.â€Â Â
The invitation is for all women to join the day of advocacy,Â August 25 – 26, 2017, whether in DC or with your local state legislators. Add your voice as two days of dialogue, panels, musical, interfaith vigil, walk and rally, is forged from the church to the Capitol Halls, to the National Mall. Women standing for Equal Rights is the clarion call of herstory, for historyâ€™s sake. The time is now for action and the 2017 Womenâ€™s Equality Day is the time to act on those 24 works that is the reality, Equal Means Equal.Â Charles Kouri, author and producer of the same-titled 24WORDS including lyrics with music, in classic consciousness for a movement lost in time charges,Â â€œI would ask any man who believes women are not equal or should not be equal to tell a woman they care about – their mother, daughter, wife, sister â€“ â€œYou are not equal.â€ If you canâ€™t tell someone you love theyâ€™re not equal then itâ€™s easier to see that systems of inequality â€“ and every reason for inequality â€“ is wrong.â€
To register to attend, volunteer or sponsor, visit the movement online atÂ www.eraaction.orgÂ orwww.katrinasdream.org
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