ERA in the News: April 12-18, 2019
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:
April 12 Tax season is a reminder of the invisible discrimination of pay inequity, The Hill
April 15 Media Mastermind, Outsmart Magazine
April 15 We Can All Agree on Axing the Tampon Tax, Newsweek
April 18 Equal Rights Amendment- Why We Still Need to Ratify the ERA, The Ring of Fire Network
April 18 The Need for the Equal Rights Amendment, Teaching American History
April 14 ERA, ERA, ERA, Green Valley News
April 16 Equal Rights Amendment fails to get vote in Arizona House, Arizona 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 Motion, KJZZ
April 17 The Equal Rights Amendment Failed Again in the Arizona House, Supporting Group Plans Next Steps, KJZZ (Featuring API’s Outreach Director Krista Niles)
April 14 Protesters push back against pro-life speaker event at UC Berkeley, Daily Californian
April 14 Women inspire others to seek equal footing in political process, Pensacola News Journal
April 15 Former Advisor to President Obama, Tina Tchen, Urges Students to Take a Stance Against Sexual Assault, The Chicago Maroon
April 12 Media coverage of women POTUS candidates still lacking, Iowa City Press Citizen
April 16 What to know in New Orleans this week, The Gambit
April 15 Guest column: Discrimination persists because we allow it, Bend Bulletin
April 16 Fighting sexism in sports finds roots at St. Joe's, The Hawk
April 13 Two ways to help SC women, Hilton Head Island Packet
April 16 Town Council night in Mount Pleasant: Equal Rights, insults, communists and the May queen, Charleston Post Courier
April 16 Mount Pleasant Town Council discusses equal rights and council conduct, Moultrie News
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
Erica Young for the APAC