ERA in the News: April 12-18, 2019

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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