ERA in the News: July 12-18, 2019
Paulsdale's inaugural ERA Day was a great success, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and the participation of friends like you! On June 30th, we reclaimed the day that, in 1982, the ERA failed to ratify. Over 150 people attended ERA Day. The event raised just over $3,000 to support our continued ERA advocacy and educational efforts led by API's Advocacy Committee, who hosted the event.
The highlight of the event was the enlightening panel discussion on the ERA led by leaders in the fight for ratification. Moderated by long-time activist Roberta Francis, the panel included Linda Wharton, J.D., of Stockton University, Bettina Hager of the ERA Coalition, and Laura Dunn, Esq., of SurvJustice. The panel discussion was recorded via Facebook Live, and can be watched by clicking here!
The success of ERA Day demonstrates that support for the ERA remains strong and continues to grow. API extends a big "Thank You!" to the event attendees, panel participants, vendors, organization and event sponsors.
Click here to View the ERA DAY photo album
Where was the ERA in the news this week?
The US Women's National Team continues to make headlines in support of the ERA, as more states push for their own legislation based off of the team's equal pay lawsuit. Please take a look at the various states featuring ERA coverage this week, as well as the opposition that is appearing in the news.
July 12 Feminist Faves: The Week the USWNT Broke the Internet, Ms. Magazine
July 15 Oil-patch evangelicals: How Christianity and crude fueled the rise of the American right, Washington Post
July 16 Just What Is An American?, Eurasia Review
July 17 Found at Last: On International Women's Day Forensics Declare Remains on Pacific Island Are Amelia Earhart's, The National Interest
July 17 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Win Raises Equal Pay Questions, The Great Courses Daily News
July 17 From the Archives: What We Thought San Diego Would Look Like in 2001, San Diego Magazine
July 15 Sara McFadden files for HD 106, will push incumbent Bob Rommel on Equal Rights Amendment, Florida Politics
July 17 Georgia 6th: Beach takes to Washington radio to slam Handel, Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 14 Hey millennials, ageism is not OK, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
July 13 Women's soccer wage fight revives battle for ERA, Boston Globe
July 13 Grand Rapids airport names road after First Lady Betty Ford, WZZM13
July 14 Erika Ross, Mark Smith named to Community Foundation board, The Morning Sun
July 16 Otter Tail County DFL to hold annual picnic, Fergus Falls Daily Journal
July 14 Restrict money in politics, Billings Gazette
July 17 The fight for equal rights continues for Roberta Madden, Black Mountain News
July 14 US women's soccer team deserves fair pay. All women do., Houston Chronicle
July 16 As the 2020 Campaign Heats Up, Let's Focus Presidential Campaign Energy on Virginia 2019!, Blue Virginia
July 17 Democrats Try Extra-Constitutional Plan to Revive ERA, Conservative HQ
Erica Young for the APAC