ERA in the News: May 9 - 17, 2019
States in green are where ERA stories were published!

States in green are where ERA stories were published!

Hello everyone, 

Thank you for joining us once again! We want to kick off with some exciting news on the Advocacy Committee front: We have t-shirts! You can get your official Equal Rights Amendment t-shirt now and have it delivered to your door in time for ERA Day on June 30. We couldn't be more excited to be getting these products out to you and spread the message of the Equal Rights Amendment. Click here to order your shirt.

Please note that we will not have a newsletter next week, as our newsletter staff will be out of the area and unable to monitor news updates full-time. We will, however, be monitoring all ERA Day content and this email address, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Now onto the news!


NATIONAL

May 14 Beto O'Rourke: "Vanity Fair" Cover Reinforced That Perception of my Privilege, I have a Lot to LearnRealClearPolitics  

May 14 Seyfarth Shaw Policy Matters NewsletterMondaq News Alert

May 14 Mrs. America: The Real Life People Played by Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba and MoreW Magazine

May 14 Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, and More to Help Secure Emmys for FX's ERA DramaVulture

May 14 FX announces stacked cast to join Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America limited seriesThe A.V. Club

May 14 Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba Among 11 to Join Cate Blanchett in FX's 'Mrs. America', Variety

May 14 FX has assembled an insane ensemble cast for Cate Blanchett's new limited series, 'Mrs. America,' Goldderby

May 15 Uzo Aduba to Portray Shirley Chisholm in FX Limited SeriesEBONY 

May 15 Five Places to Celebrate Women's Suffrage and the 19th Amendment's CentennialWAMU

May 15 Equal Rights for Women Long OverdueThe Washington Informer

 

ALABAMA

May 12 Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion bansAL.com

May 15 Women of Alabama, do us a favor and vote out all those men trying to outlaw abortionLos Angeles Times 

 

ARIZONA

May 12 Over? Not yetGreen Valley News


CALIFORNIA

May 12 Transgender Virginia lawmaker lends political star power, SFGate

 

LOUISIANA

May 9 Louisiana Senate spurns Equal Rights Amendment ratification, BRProud

May 11 More than diapers need to be changed in tax debateNOLA.com 

May 14 Louisiana Legislature 2019: Equal Rights AmendmentBeauregard Daily News 

May 14 Louisiana's War on Women's AutonomyBig Easy Magazine

 

MAINE

May 14 Main House passes bill to add equal rights amendment to state constitution, WABI  

May 14 Latest effort to add equal rights amendment to Maine Constitution faltersBangor Daily News

*This article appeared on several news circuits

May 15 Push for Maine equal rights amendment lacks needed votes, San Francisco Chronicle  

*This article appeared on several news circuits

May 15 Proposal Related to Outlawing Sex Discrimination Floating Through State Legislature, WAGM 

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

May 16 Uzo Aduba, John Slattery among Boston natives cast in 'Mrs. America,' The Boston Globe

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

May 14 Beto O'Rourke holds town hall at CollegeThe Dartmouth

 

NEW JERSEY

May 15 A Call to Honor Alice Paul, NJ's Overlooked Women's Rights CrusaderNJ Spotlight

 

NORTH CAROLINA

May 10 Letter: A mother's note won the vote, Gaston Gazette

*This column appeared in several North Carolina news circuits

May 14 Hendersonville forum addresses gender discriminationBlue Ridge Now 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

May 12 After the Beaufort County ban, why are they still using plastic bags?Hilton Head Island Packet  

 

VIRGINIA

May 15 Delegate Foy Launches PACK to Bolster Democrats in VirginiaCommunity Idea Stations 

 

WASHINGTON

May 13 Equal Rights Amendment, Seattle Medium

 

OPPOSITION

May 12 Fight against fake liberal equality legislation, Washington Times

 

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News: May 4 - 10, 2019
States in green denote states where news coverage on the ERA was published.

States in green denote states where news coverage on the ERA was published.

Hello everyone,

Despite efforts, the Louisiana Senate failed to move the Equal Rights Amendment forward. The support coming from the state was massive, as was the coverage in the local news and media, so there were plenty of wins to come from this effort. We will keep up our efforts to bring greater awareness and support for the ERA in Louisiana, and many other states that are

ERA Day - Banner.JPG

The ERA Advocacy Committee at the Alice Paul Institute meets this week to iron our more details for our first ERA Day of Activism, Education, and Inspiration!. We are still accepting applications for craft vendors, as well as ERA-supporting businesses and organizations. You can also purchase your tickets for the event now, to hear all our fabulous speakers up close and personal. We’ll be announcing our panel of speakers this week, so stay tuned! Learn more about this day of activism by visiting the event’s website by clicking HERE.

Now onto the news...

NATIONAL

May 5 Patricia Arquette Pushes for Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment at Congressional HearingULNTerview.com 

May 5 A Tale of Two Suffragists: Hazel Hunkins and Maud Wood Park, History News Network

May 7 An Equal Rights Amendment True Believer on Why She's OptimisticSlate Magazine 

 May 8 Congress should forge ahead with the ERA, come hell or court challengesLos Angeles Times

May 8 New Era for the ERA? 35 Years Later, Will Equal Rights Amendment Finally be Ratified?Democracy Now! 

 

ARKANSAS

May 7 Power to the people, NWA Online

 

CALIFORNIA

May 8 Louisiana Senate spurns Equal Rights Amendment ratificationSan Francisco Chronicle

May 9 Playboy's First Pop-Up Might Not Be What You ExpectedLA Magazine

May 9 Playboy's LA Pop-UP Celebrates New "Woke" Iteration of Men's MagazineHollywood Reporter

 

GEORGIA

May 10 Panel on ERA held May 21MDJOnline

 

ILLINOIS

May 4 Illinois Politician Thomas Hynes Dies at 80, NBC Chicago

May 4 Tom Hynes, head of storied Democratic political family, dies at 80, Crain's Chicago Business

May 10 Editorial: Use path of least resistance to enact overdue ERAQuad-Cities Online 

 

IOWA

May 8 Metro briefsWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier

 

LOUISIANA

May 8 Louisiana Senate spurns Equal Rights Amendment ratificationKATC Lafayette  

May 8 Louisiana Senate kills ratification of Equal Rights AmendmentThe Advocate 

May 8 Senate: Tampon tax stays; Equal Rights Amendment goesMonroe News Star

*This article appeared in several publications

May 8 After failed Senate vote, La's chances of becoming final state to ratify ERA look slim, The Advocate

May 9 The Rundown: Updates on New Orleans infrastructure, Barr hearing, Equal Rights and moreThe Advocate  

May 9 Louisiana Senate Rejects Ratifying Equal Rights AmendmentWWNO

May 9 Louisiana Senate says no to Equal Rights Amendment for womenKnoe

May 9 Louisiana Senate spurns Equal Rights Amendment ratificationNew Orleans City Business

May 9 The US Needs and Equal Rights Amendment to the ConstitutionFree Speech TV

 

MINNESOTA

May 3 Bare-breast brouhaha, Lake County News Chronicle

May 4 Letters to the Editor: Poston is a climate change denierWadena Pioneer Journal 

 

NEBRASKA

May 5 Beto O'Rourke makes his pitch in the Bluffs, talks climate change, health care and more, Omaha World-Herald

 

NEVADA

May 4 The House passed a bill to keep the US in the Paris Climate Deal, as the Senate approved its 100th Trump judge, The Nevada Independent

 

NEW YORK

May 4 Women March in Seneca Falls plans multi-day event in 2020, Auburn Citizen

 

NORTH CAROLINA

May 5 Sunday's letters: Power grabBlue Ridge Now

 

OKLAHOMA

May 4 Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Ginnie Graham for being an ERA champion, Tulsa World

 

VIRGINIA

May 4 25th House candidate Jennifer Kitchen hopes to connect to rural voters, The News Virginian

May 8 Dance agrees to debate challenge, with a few suggestionsProgress Index 

 

WISCONSIN

May 6 Can We Pass the Equal Rights Amendment Already? Wisconsin Gazette

 

OPPOSITION

May 7 Letter: Stop the ERA bill, which allows abortion rights, Buffalo News

May 8 It's overGreen Valley News  

 

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

ERA in the News: April 27 - May 3, 2019
Green states are where the ERA was in the news this past week.

Green states are where the ERA was in the news this past week.

Last week we witnessed the first Congressional Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in 36 years! You'll find a ton of press on the hearing under the National news section of our newsletter, but you can also watch the full hearing on C-SPAN. It is really amazing! Check it out.

ERA Day - Banner.JPG

Can you believe that our first-ever ERA DAY is only 2 months away? We’d love for you to join us on June 30 as we reclaim the date that the ERA failed to ratify! The event will be held at the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and it will be full day of independent artisans, ERA expert speakers and celebrating the history of Equal Rights Amendment advocacy over the last 100 years. Tickets are available here

And! *We are still accepting applications for vendors for our craft and independent business fair. Apply for your spot now!*

Now onto the news

NATIONAL

April 27 Where are the Socially Conservative Women in this Fight?, New York Times

April 29 Growing up GDP...and inequalityPolitico 

April 29 Patricia Arquette to push for ERA at hearingThe Hill

April 29 Congress should join the campaign for constitutional equalityThe Hill

April 29 House committee to hold hearing on Equal Rights Amendment, CBS News 

April 30 Actress Patricia Arquette on why she's fighting for ERA ratificationYahoo News

April 30 The Equal Rights Amendment: What You Need to KnowKQED

April 30 Congress holds first Equal Rights Amendment hearing in 36 years amid ratification pushThe Hill

April 30 American Women Don't Have Equal Rights. Congress is Finally Addressing That, Refinery29

April 30 Alyssa Milano, Patricia Arquette boost Equal Rights Amendment on the HillRoll Call

April 30 The Equal Rights Amendment Inches Forward: a 100-Year Fight for Gender Equality, Sojourners

April 30 Will Biden's third try be the charm?Washington Blade

April 30 Republicans want to make sex discrimination legal--and they're moving fastSalon

April 30 Decades long fight on women's rights still on before US lawmakersDevdiscourse  

April 30 Patricia Arquette Pushes for Women's Rights in Washington D.C., Just Jared  

May 1 Republicans Want to Make a Debate Over Discrimination into an Abortion Battle, Vice

May 2 Alyssa Milano comments on Equal Rights Amendment hearing in new video, Fox News  

May 2 Decades-old fight for women's equal rights goes before US lawmakersSight Magazine

May 2 House Holds First Congressional Hearing on Equal Rights Amendment in 35 yearsDemocracy Now!

May 2 The ERA- Rising from the DeadWomen's eNews

 

ARIZONA

April 28 Out and AboutEastern Arizona Courier 

 

CALIFORNIA

April 28 Congress returns to confront impeachment, infrastructure and moreSFGate 

 

FLORIDA

April 27 Politicians try to hold back time, and fail to do soHerald-Mail Media

 

ILLINOIS

May 1 She's still fighting for equal rights for womenCrain's Chicago Business

 

INDIANA

April 27 Alice Paul shelter project moving closer to realityIndiana Gazette

 

LOUISIANA

April 26 Can a Long-shot Bill Do It Again?, The Advocate

April 27 Lawmakers Find Louisiana Alternative to Affordable Care Might Not Be Affordable, Washington Free Beacon 

April 29 New Orleans 'Fair Share' sports betting, equal rights up for critical votesWDSU New Orleans

May 2 Protections in the Equal Rights Amendment are still neededNOLA.com 

 

MARYLAND

April 29 Cardin, Colleagues and Stars Urge Passage of Equal Rights AmendmentJosh Kurtz

 

MICHIGAN

May 3 Congressional Reps and Activists Call for Ratification of ERALansing Star

 

MINNESOTA

April 30 MNSU alumna and author talks women's inequityMSU Reporter

 

MISSOURI

April 27 Revisiting the ERA with One State to Go, The Ledger

 

NEVADA

April 26 In Carson City, Beto O'Rourke says restore belief all are created equal, North Nevada Business View

April 30 Spearman testifies to congressional panel on ERA, Nevada Current

 

NORTH DAKOTA

April 26 North Dakota women left their mark on historic, federally funded conference in 1977, West Fargo Pioneer

 

TEXAS

May 1 Alyssa Milano, Patricia Arquette boost Equal Rights Amendment on the Hill, Austin Statesman

 

VIRGINIA

April 29 Lawyer from Remington running for Va. HouseFauquier Now

May 1 Milano celebrates first House ERA hearing in over 30 years, Norfolk Daily News

 

OPPOSITION

April 28 OPINION: Equal Rights Amendment past its expiration dateNOLA.com

May 1 SCHLAFLY OPINION: ERA Dresses Up With No Place to GoTownHall  

May 1 The Equal Rights Amendment is Deader than Marley's GhostNational Review 

May 3 The Equal Rights Amendment Would Be Just as Destructive Now as in the 1980sThe Federalist 

May 2 The Word Women Not in Constitution, Just Like MenNewsmax

May 2 Alyssa Milano Claims She Doesn't Have Equal Rights Under the ConstitutionThe MIX

 

Thank you!

Erica Young for the Alice Paul Institute’s Advocacy Committee

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News: April 12-18, 2019
IMG-2612.JPG

Hello ERA Advocates!

Our biggest piece of news this week comes from API’s Advocacy Committee, as we announced our first-ever ERA Day (!!) event to be hosted by the Alice Paul Institute. Please join us at on June 30, 2019 at the home of Alice Paul, the author of the Equal Rights Amendment, as we reclaim the day that the ERA failed to ratify to the U.S. Constitution and offer women and men equal legal protections in America.

This amazing event is an opportunity to learn more about the ERA and celebrate the untold number of activists who have persisted for decades in the fight for equal rights! ERA Day will feature a dynamic panel discussion led by legal professionals and ERA advocates who will highlight the history of the ERA and current efforts across the nation to ratify it.

Attendees will also have a great opportunity to meet and connect with local and regional organizations working to advance equal rights, and attend a fun craft fair featuring women artists and vendors. We'll wrap the day with a networking cocktail hour and 80's-themed dance party!

We’ll share more information as the event gets closer, but in the meantime, please feel free to pass along the event information to any craft and business vendors (based in the Philadelphia metro region) or businesses interested in sponsoring this dynamic event. Tickets will be on sale soon!

Now onto the news:

The green states are where stories on the ERA were published.

The green states are where stories on the ERA were published.

NATIONAL

April 12 Tax season is a reminder of the invisible discrimination of pay inequityThe Hill

April 15 For the man behind Title IX, listening and acting is the best form of allyship to womenQuartz

April 15 Media MastermindOutsmart Magazine 

April 15 We Can All Agree on Axing the Tampon TaxNewsweek

April 16 Beto O'Rourke Whiffs When Students Ask for Specifics on Protecting Abortion Rights, Equal Rights AmendmentMediaite

April 18 Equal Rights Amendment- Why We Still Need to Ratify the ERAThe Ring of Fire Network

April 18 The Need for the Equal Rights AmendmentTeaching American History

 

ARIZONA

April 14 ERA, ERA, ERAGreen Valley News

April 16 Equal Rights Amendment fails to get vote in Arizona HouseArizona Public Media

April 16 Arizona House Democrats fail to force vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, Arizona Daily Star

April 16 Arizona Democrats Push ERA One More Time, Republicans Block Them Again, Phoenix New Times

April 17 Arizona lawmakers vote to keep women unequal AZCentral  

April 16 Arizona House GOP Tables Equal Rights Amendment MotionKJZZ

April 17 The Equal Rights Amendment Failed Again in the Arizona House, Supporting Group Plans Next StepsKJZZ (Featuring API’s Outreach Director Krista Niles)

 

CALIFORNIA

April 14 Protesters push back against pro-life speaker event at UC Berkeley, Daily Californian

 

FLORIDA

April 14 Women inspire others to seek equal footing in political processPensacola News Journal

 

ILLINOIS

April 15 Former Advisor to President Obama, Tina Tchen, Urges Students to Take a Stance Against Sexual AssaultThe Chicago Maroon

 

IOWA

April 12 Media coverage of women POTUS candidates still lacking, Iowa City Press Citizen

 

LOUISIANA

April 15 State Senator Calls Equal Rights Amendment Measure a Message to the Nation, WRKF  

April 16 What to know in New Orleans this weekThe Gambit

 

OREGON

April 15 Guest column: Discrimination persists because we allow it, Bend Bulletin

 

PENNSYLVANIA

April 16 Fighting sexism in sports finds roots at St. Joe'sThe Hawk

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

April 13 Two ways to help SC womenHilton Head Island Packet

April 16 Town Council night in Mount Pleasant: Equal Rights, insults, communists and the May queenCharleston Post Courier

April 16 Mount Pleasant Town Council discusses equal rights and council conduct, Moultrie News

 

VIRGINIA

April 12 Where Do Democratic Virginia House of Delegates Candidates in Primaries Stand on the Issues, Blue Virginia

April 15 Housing, ethics take center state in the 31st District Senate forum, Inside NoVa

 

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News: April 4 - 11 , 2019
ERA New map April 5 - 12.png

Hi everyone! It was another exciting news week, as Louisiana activists have shown support for the Equal Rights Amendment in their state! Go Louisiana!

 In the news this week:

NATIONAL

April 4 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw calls for gender equality: 'Time's up. It is our turn.', Washington Post

April 5 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw Speaks Against Gender Inequality, Explains Why She Won't Hire Another Male AssistantThe Spun 

April 5 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw is right: We have a long way to go to gender equality, Chicago Tribune 

April 10 Connecting Women Leaders to Accelerate Positive ChangeThrive Global

April 10 A Women's Suffrage AnthologyWAMC

April 11 A new push for the Equal Rights Amendment, The Economist

 

ARIZONA

April 7 Paycheck Fairness Act treats women as victims, not equalsAZ Central

 

COLORADO

April 11 Out West RoundupColorado Politics

 

FLORIDA

April 9 Maine considering its own Equal Rights AmendmentMiami Herald  

 

GEORGIA

April 10 'A Wit's End' Play Explores Emra Bombeck's Feminism, ComedyGeorgia Public Broadcasting

 

INDIANA

April 4 Muffet McGraw speaks out on women's equalityWNDU-TV

April 5 Muffet McGraw makes national headlines with Final Four comments on gender equityABC 57 News

April 10 District 2 city council candidate to run for potential third termIndiana Daily Student

 

LOUISIANA

April 8 Legislative session begins with bid for Louisiana to ratify Equal Rights AmendmentThe Advocate

April 9 Backers of Equal Rights Amendment make new push in Louisiana, "It's only a matter of time", The Advocate 

April 9 With the Equal Rights Amendment one state away from being ratified, Louisiana residents marchThe Reveille

April 10 Antoine Pierce: The fullness of equality for women has not been realized"Big Easy Magazine

April 10 Equal Rights Amendment rally happening at State CapitolBRProud 

 

MAINE

April 5 Documentary explores equal rights, Republican Journal

April 9 Maine considering its own Equal Rights AmendmentSFGate

April 9 Maine committee passes Equal Rights Amendment billPress Herald

April 10 Lawmakers endorse bill calling for constitutional change to outlaw gender discrimination Times Record 

 April 11 Lawmakers endorse bill calling for constitutional change to outlaw gender discriminationBiddeford Journal Tribune

 

MASSACHUSETTS

April 9 League of Women Voters to host Equal Rights Amendment speakerWicked Local

 

MINNESOTA

April 7 Letter: a vote for true equality, Hastings Star Gazette

 

MISSOURI

April 9 The Equal Rights Amendment could be ratified in MissouriFox2Now

April 11 Activists urge support for Equal Rights AmendmentKOMU8 

 

NEW YORK

April 9 Hochul on Amazon's demise, Buffalo's rebound and championing childcare, City & State

 

NORTH CAROLINA

April 11 Supporters of ERA notch endorsement of proposal, Hendersonville Lightning

 

NORTH DAKOTA

April 6 Measure reflects huge disconnectBismark Tribune

April 6 Letter: It's been a long, brutal North Dakota winter, Inforum

 

VIRGINIA

April 5 Women haven't given up on the ERA, Virginia Gazette

April 8 Women Confront Civic Changes in AlexandriaAlexandria Gazette Packet 

 

WISCONSIN

April 10 State Rep. Shelia Stubbs Honored with 2019 Midge Miller Award for Outstanding Elected Official, Madison365

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News: March 29 - April 6, 2019
ERA - SM - Betty Ford.jpg

Hello all!

Let's start with one particularly exciting headline that came through the March Madness tournament today. Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw was asked about women leaders in sports during a press conference, and her response was very inspiring. Check out her response here and in the news below.

Monday, April 8, was a big day for ERA advocates, as we celebrate the birthdays of the late Betty Ford (above) and the Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette, who is one of Hollywood's strongest ERA supporters. We've created celebratory content for you to share on your social media streams! You can download the items from our #ERAToolkit - for FREE!

Now onto the news.:

 (*This article appeared in several news circuits)

NATIONAL

March 29 'First': The principled, flinty, historic rise of Sandra Day O'Connor, Insurance News Net

March 30 Washington Journal 3/30/2019C-SPAN 

April 1 Why We're Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment  in 2019Pacific Standard

April 1 A New Era for the ERAJewish Women's Archive 

April 2 Here's what all the 2020 candidates have said and done about Equal PayTIME 

April 4 Danica Roem looks back on tumultuous 2019 Va. legislative sessionWashington Blade  

April 4 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw speaks out for women's equality with powerful speechUSA Today

April 4 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw wants more women in positions of powerChicago Tribune

April 4 Notre Dame's McGraw wants more women in positions of powerWashington Post

April 4 Notre Dame coach sounds off on unequal hiring in college sportsNew York Daily News 

 

ALABAMA

March 29 Alabama and the ERA: We dare defend our rights, unless you're a woman, AL.com

April 2 Arizona, stand up for the ERAThe Decatur Daily

 

ARIZONA

March 31 Would passage of the Equal Rights Amendment guarantee abortion rights? AZ Fact Check examinesAZ Central


FLORIDA

April 4 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw speaks out for women's equalityTampa Bay Times

 

GEORGIA

April 3 Airport takeover bill and others fail on final day, CBS46 Atlanta

 

HAWAII

April 3 Senators Reintroduce Equal Rights Amendment, Big Island Now

 

INDIANA

April 5 Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw anguished by inequality in sports, lifeNotre Dame Insider

 

LOUISIANA

April 4 JP Morrell, women's group prepare for ERA and other battlesUptownMessenger

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

*March 29 North Dakota moves to nullify its 1975 Equal Rights supportBoston 25 News

 

MINNESOTA

April 1 Senate Democrats convene faux 'Banned Bills' committee for measure rejected by RepublicansStar Tribune

April 4 New push to add ERA to state's constitutionTower Timberjay News 

 

MISSOURI

April 1 Will ERA Get New Life in MissouriFour States 

April 2 In latest fight over ERA, leader of Missouri Senate sides with opponentsSLTToday.com  

April 3 Local ERA supporters push for ratification in Jefferson City, Joplin Globe 

 

NEVADA

March 30 Senator Square: Carson High teacher visits Montpelier, Nevada Appeal


NEW JERSEY

April 4 Norcross: Getting Closer to Equal Pay for Equal WorkCourier Post 

 

NEW YORK

March 30 Editorial: Long story shortAlbany Times Union

March 31 Gillibrand, other Senators re-introduce Equal Rights Amendment, Finger Lakes Times 

April 3 I On PoliticsWestern Queens Gazette

 

NORTH DAKOTA

March 29 Lawmakers supported Equal Rights Amendment in 2007, Bismark Tribune

March 29 North Dakota moves to nullify its 1975 Equal Rights support, Washington Post

*This article appeared in several news circuits

March 29 ND Legislature Wrap, KnoxRadio

*April 1 North Dakoka senators turn down Equal Rights Amendment rollbackBismark Tribune 

*April 2 North Dakota senator to constituent: 'Don't demand it because you're mad you're not a man'West Fargo Pioneer 

April 3 Legislature won't resolve equality fightBismark Tribune 

April 5 Our View: Just may be time to revive the ERAMoscow-Pullman Daily News

 

OKLAHOMA 

March 30 Tulsa World editorial: Time for the Oklahoma Legislature to approve the ERA, Tulsa World


TENNESSEE

April 1 Senate kills resolution to nullify Equal Rights support, Chattanooga Times Free Press

 

VIRGINIA

March 31 Louisa woman enters race for delegate seatThe Central Virginian

 

OPPOSITION

March 29 Liberals Trying to Revive Equal Rights Amendment To Get "Right" to Abortion in the Constitution, LifeNews

March 29 Get Ready--The ERA May Be Down, But It's Not OutNational Catholic Register 

 

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News: March 22-31, 2019

Happy end of Women's History Month! It's been very inspiring to hear stories of historical women from across the country this month and we look forward to channeling that energy into the rest of the year.

This week was exciting as we saw news coverage in states that haven't had any ERA news at all in 2019, including Rhode Island, Washington, and New Mexico. As of the end of the first quarter only seven states are missing ERA coverage in 2019: Alabama, Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Now onto the news...

NATIONAL

March 22 The History of the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained, Teen Vogue

March 29 Falling Out of the Love with the Constitution, Financial Times 

 

ARIZONA

March 25 Funding for Arizona's 2-1-1 service in danger because 0.0003% of callers asked about abortionAZCentral  

March 28 C'mon Arizona, Be brave and take a stand for women's rightsLos Angeles Times   

 

COLORADO

March 24 Leibee: Nipples should be as free as womenRocky Mountain Collegian

 

INDIANA

March 24 Full equality? Needs improvement, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

 

LOUISIANA

March 27 Louisiana could make history if it finally passes the ERANOLA.com 

 

MINNESOTA

March 24 Letter: Seeking Equality for AllHastings Star Gazette 

March 24 Assumed Equality is Not EnoughEast Side Review

March 28 Column: Women's History Month: Do we need the ERA here?Sun Post 

March 28 St. Louis Park Council unanimously calls for Equal Rights Amendment to the Minnesota ConstitutionECM Publisher

 

NEW JERSEY

March 27 Norcross Votes for Paycheck FairnessInsiderNJ

March 27 Menendez Leads Colleagues in Introducing Equal Rights Amendment during Women's History Month, Menendez Website 

 

NEW MEXICO

March 26 Santa Fe's Adelante program is not in the newsSanta Fe New Mexican

 

NEW YORK

March 27 It's ERA era, at last, pols tell Girls ClubThe Villager

 

NORTH DAKOTA

March 22 North Dakota Capitol notebook: Lawmakers developing TR Library proposal, Jamestown Sun

March 25 Fargo commissioners reject getting into state Legislature's ERA fightInforum 

March 26 Letter: Another clear example of why we need women in government, Inforum

March 26 Burn 'em if ya got 'emKFGO News

 

OKLAHOMA

March 24 Ginnie Graham: It's never too late for Tulsa to support equal rights for women, Tulsa World

 

RHODE ISLAND

March 28 Lady Legislator Leading the WayNewport This Week 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

March 24 South Carolina, Sumter, advocates push for ratification of nearly 100-year-old Equal Rights Amendment, Sumter Item

 

VERMONT

March 26 What would it take to add abortion to the VT ConstitutionBurlington Free Press

 

VIRGINIA

March 24 Kerr: Are legislative committees where good ideas go to die?, Inside NoVa

March 27 ERA Then, ERA Now Richmond Magazine 

March 28 Virginia Falls Short on ERA But We Can Turn It Around, The Zebra

 

WASHINGTON

March 27 What's Happening for March 27The Olympian

 

OPPOSITION

Left Trying to Revive Equal Rights Amendment to Get Abortion in the Constitution, The Federalist

 

Be an ERA advocate! Share this blog with your network.

Erica Young

Member, Alice Paul Institute Advocacy Committee

KRISTA NILES
ERA in the News March 15-22 - Kamala Lopez and Patricia Arquette!

Hello everyone!

It has been another exciting week in national ERA news, with interviews from Equal Means Equal's director Kamala Lopez and award-winning actress Patricia Arquette. And in Arizona activists continue their campaign to become the 38th state, while Minnesota's activists are working towards a state ERA.

Here’s news from across the U.S.:

NATIONAL

March 15 How Birch Bayh saved the progressive wing of the Democratic PartyThe Hill

March 15 The Duggars Helped Overturn LGBTQ Civil Rights in Arkansas. They Still Have a TV ShowRewire News 

March 15 The Beto backlashPolitico

March 19 The Equal Rights Amendment: Its Not Over Til It's Over, Refinery 29

March 19 The Act's Patricia Arquette on Playing 'Unlikeable Women' and Her Push for Equality, Hollywood Reporter

March 19 Is the GOP Warming Up to the Equal Rights Amendment?Brennan Center for Justice

 

ARIZONA 

March 17 Carolyn Blackmore: The fight for equalityHavasu News  

March 20 Passing the Equal Rights Amendment in Arizona Could Whack a Legal Hornet's Nest, AZCentral

March 20 ERA falters at CapitolThe Glendale Star

 

ARKANSAS

March 18 EDITORIAL: On Pay and EqualityArkansas Business Online 

 

FLORIDA 

March 21 Letters and Feedback, Florida Today

March 21 Will Florida usher the Equal Rights Amendment into the US Constitution? Creative Loafing Tampa 

 

ILLINOIS

March 21 Gov. Pritzker celebrates Women's History MonthClproud.com 

 

INDIANA
March 14 Bayh among 'giants of his time,' says former aideTerry Haute Tribune Star 

March 16 A consequential lifeFort Wayne Journal Gazette

March 17 COLUMN: Birch Bayh's death reminds us of an opportunity to push for equalityIndiana Daily Student

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

March 19 Group sues Newton schools, high school principals over curriculumWicked Local

 

MICHIGAN

March 17 Karen Gregory: Let's build a gender-balanced worldIonia Sentinel-Standard

 

MINNESOTA

March 19 Swedzinski votes against ERA in House voteMarshall Independent 

March 18 All Minnesotans deserve equality under our State ConstitutionECM Publishers

March 18 League of Women Voters welcomes ERA founder in Minnesota Tuesday nightPostBulletin.com

March 20 Reader opinion: Equal rights for womenBernard Dispatch

March 20 Letter: On Minnesota's Equal Rights Amendment, The Lillie

March 22 Letter What are they afraid of?Hasting Star Gazette 

March 22 Letter: Listen to all constituentsChanhassen Villager

 

NEW YORK

March 14 Sen. Birch Bayh, Title IX champion, diesAlbany Times Union

March 17 History tucked away in vintage T-shirtsAlbany Times Union 

March 18 LOCAL: Pass an Equal Rights Amendment now: Let's enshrine fair treatment for the sexes in the lawNew York Daily News

 

NORTH CAROLINA

March 15 Renewed hope for Equal Rights Amendment bill's passageCharlotte Post 

March 16 The Readers' Forum: Sunday lettersWinston-Salem Journal

March 18 What are the WNC Legislators Sponsoring this Session?BPR

March 21 NC could be the last state needed to ratify the Equal Rights AmendmentThe Daily Tar Heel

 

NORTH DAKOTA

March 16 Letter: State House sent wrong message to NDGrand Forks Herald 

March 17 Letter: Showing support for women and girlsGrand Forks Herald

March 19 Letter: A symbolic battle that leads nowhere, Grand Forks Herald 

March 21 Letter: The truth behind HCR 3037Inforum

 

OHIO 

March 16 Burgess column: Women Will Improve Our Public LifeChillicothe Gazette

 

OREGON

March 15 Husted | A dream of walking aloneEast Oregonian  

March 15 Featured obituary: Sen. Birch BayhBend Bulletin 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

March 15 Former Sen. Birch Bayh, the author of Title IX law, has died at age 91, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

 

VIRGINIA

March 15 The Politics HourWAMU  

March 15 Virginia, Change and the ERARichmond Free Press 

March 21 University of Richmond Law Student Challenges Republican Glen Sturtevant in State Senate RaceCommunity Idea Stations
March 22 Chamber policy breakfast serves up some serious discussionsThe Winchester Star 

  

WISCONSIN 

March 14 Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Who Authored Title IX Legislation, Dies at 91, WUWM

 

OPPOSITION

March 18 From 1921 to Now: 100 Years of Feminists Fighting (With Each Other) About the ERATownhall  

 

Thank you!

Erica Young

Member, Alice Paul Institute Advocacy Committee

KRISTA NILES
Announcing the ERA blog!
ERA - Ordinary Equality Timeline - Purple - Final.jpg

This blog is dedicated to keeping you updated on the latest ERA-related news from across the United States, and to make important announcements regarding legislative efforts in the states and in Congress.

Today, we will are also sharing the latest addition to the ERA TOOLKIT - The Ordinary Equality Timeline! you see above provides an amazing comparison between efforts for gender equality in the United States versus countries around the world. If you haven’t already checked out the ERA TOOLKIT, head over there and download as many FREE items to help you in your advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment!

ERA In The News This Week:

ERA news was spread across the country this week. We also saw exciting news out of Minnesota, as the House passed a state version the Equal Rights Amendment (Minnesota passed the federal ERA in 1973). The initiative will move to a public vote in 2020.  

In North Dakota, which passed the federal ERA in 1975, voted this past week to declare the ERA unviable due the amendments failure to ratify before the original 1979 deadline. The move is largely in a symbolic gesture due to the lack of legal precedent for states to legally rescind an amendment that passed a state house. Read more about it below.

Exciting news in the sports world as the US Women's National Team sued the US Soccer Federation for "institutionalized gender discrimination." The highest paid woman on the USWNT makes $72,000, compared to recently retired USMT player Clint Dempsey who earned $406,000 the same year and failed to qualify for World Cup play. Please read the article here. 

Now onto the news! Below is a breakdown of national and state-based publications that wrote about the Equal Rights Amendment since March 1, 2019.

NATIONAL

March 1 So Here's Something... Women Don't Actually Have Equal Rights Under the ConstitutionCosmopolitan 

March 1 Honor Women's History Month by ratifying Equal Rights Amendment, The Hill

March 3 How Women Were Tricked Into Being Afraid of the Equal Rights Amendment, Cosmopolitan  

March 5 Equal Rights Amendment: 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy

March 8 Could Sen. Martha McSally's rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?, USA Today

March 8 The journey toward the Equal Rights Amendment began decades ago, but activists say the finish line is in sight, CNN

March 7 This Women's History Month, the Equal Rights Amendment is Unfinished BusinessYahoo News 

 

ARIZONA

March 5 Letter: Let's at least debate the Equal Rights AmendmentArizona Daily Star

 

ARKANSAS

March 4 2019 Session: Arkansas lawmaker revives state push to ratify Equal Rights AmendmentKARK  

March 4 Sen. Joyce Elliot to propose resolution for state to ratify Equal Rights AmendmentArkansas Times

March 6 Wednesday's Letters to the Editor, Hot Springs Sentinel 

March 7 Bid in Arkansas to ratify Equal Rights Amendment failsKATV

*this article appeared across several news sources

 

CALIFORNIA

March 5 Can the Equal Rights Amendment be revived?KCBS

March 7 100 Years and Counting: Time to Ratify an Equal Rights Amendment? San Francisco Bay Times 

 

COLORADO

March 6 Southwest Springs Connections: The indelible mark of pioneering women before, with, and after usColorado Springs Gazette

 

FLORIDA

March 7 William March: Renewed effort to ratify Equal Rights Amendment in Florida, Tampa Bay Times

 

GEORGIA

March 1 Republican senator donates soccer balls received in prank to Boys and Girls Club,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

MAINE

March 7 Bill introduced to add equal rights amendment to Maine ConstitutionWABI

March 7 Lawmakers consider bill to make gender discrimination unconstitutional in MaineCentralMaine.com 

*this article appeared in several news sources

March 7 Lawmakers propose equal rights amendment for Maine Constitution, WMTW Portland

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

March 4 Citizen Engagement Corner: ERA finally on the vergeWicked Local 

 

MINNESOTA

March 4 MNLARS Bill Among Capitol HappeningsKDUZ/KARP Radio

March 5 Ramsey County supports Equal Rights AmendmentLillie News 

March 6 At the Capitol with Rep. Marion O'neillMonticello Times  

March 7 Minnesota House passes Equal Rights Amendment, Star Tribune

*this article appeared in several other news sources

March 7 Fetishist? Pansexual? Minnesota House approves Equal Rights Amendment after winding debateBrainerd Dispatch 

 

NEBRASKA

March 3 Women senators talk about why their perspective is important in Nebraska Legislature, Fremont Tribune


NEW JERSEY

March 4 Kim introduces Alice Paul Voter Protection ActBurlington County Times

 

NEW YORK

March 1 Equal Rights Amendment passed by Assembly, Jamestown Post-Journal

March 3 NYC Open Letter to Amazon, Push on Harrimon PILOT, Assembly Passes ERA, Albany Times Union 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

March 2 Saturday's letters: ERA Amendment, BlueRidgeNow.com

March 3 Equal pay for women? Lawmakers to file ERA bill on TuesdayGreensboro News & Record 

 

NORTH DAKOTA


March 5 Amid renewed push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, North Dakota House says approval expiredGrand Forks Herald

March 5 Amid renewed push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, North Dakota House says approval expiredThe Dickinson Press

 *This appeared in several other papers

 

OREGON

Feb. 28 Pioneering former secretary of state Norma Paulus diesCorvallis Gazette Times


SOUTH CAROLINA

March 4 It's Time for South Carolina to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, says Lawmaker, Free Times 

 

TEXAS

March 4 A decade-long study found that only 6 countries have equal rights for women and men--and the US isn't one of them, My San Antonio  

 

VIRGINIA

March 1 Opinion: Virginia failed to pass important bills. Consider that when you vote this fall, Washington Post 

March 3 Woodstock woman seeks to challenge Del. Gilbert, cites ERA as a reason, Northern Virginia Daily

March 4 Panel of ERA activists discuss past year, Northern Virginia Daily 

March 5 After 2019 Session, Can Virginia Republicans Maintain the Majority? WVTF 

March 6 Arlington civic groups to mull future of ERA, Inside NoVA

March 6 Reliving the Struggles for Women's RightsThe Zebra

 

OPPOSITION

March 5 Costly Consequences: The Irony of the Equal Rights Amendment, White Mountain Independent

 

Thank you!

Erica Young & Krista Niles of API’s Advocacy Committee


KRISTA NILES