ERA in the News: March 29 - April 6, 2019

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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

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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

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