ERA in the News: July 12-18, 2019

The dynamic panel of ERA Day, (left to right), Linda Wharton J.D., Professor of Political Science at Stockton University; Bettina Hager, COO & DC Director, ERA Coalition; Laura Dunn, Esq., attorney and Founder of SurvJustice; and moderator Roberta Francis, founder of  www.EqualRightsAmendment.org .

The dynamic panel of ERA Day, (left to right), Linda Wharton J.D., Professor of Political Science at Stockton University; Bettina Hager, COO & DC Director, ERA Coalition; Laura Dunn, Esq., attorney and Founder of SurvJustice; and moderator Roberta Francis, founder of www.EqualRightsAmendment.org.

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

States in green are where the ERA was in the news this week.

States in green are where the ERA was in the news this week.

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.

NATIONAL

July 12 Feminist Faves: The Week the USWNT Broke the InternetMs. Magazine

July 15 Oil-patch evangelicals: How Christianity and crude fueled the rise of the American rightWashington Post 

July 16 Just What Is An American?Eurasia Review

July 16 Tech talking mayors: Where cities stand on ransomware, AI, 5G, smart cities and more, GCN.com 

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 Alyssa Milano defends attending fundraiser for presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, USA Today 

July 17 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Win Raises Equal Pay QuestionsThe Great Courses Daily News

 

CALIFORNIA

July 17 From the Archives: What We Thought San Diego Would Look Like in 2001San Diego Magazine

 

FLORIDA

July 15 Sara McFadden files for HD 106, will push incumbent Bob Rommel on Equal Rights Amendment, Florida Politics

 

GEORGIA

July 17 Georgia 6th: Beach takes to Washington radio to slam HandelAtlanta Journal Constitution 

 

MAINE

July 14 Hey millennials, ageism is not OK, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel


MASSACHUSETTS 

July 13 Women's soccer wage fight revives battle for ERABoston Globe

 

MICHIGAN

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


MINNESOTA

July 16 Otter Tail County DFL to hold annual picnicFergus Falls Daily Journal

 

MONTANA

July 14 Restrict money in politicsBillings Gazette

 

NORTH CAROLINA

July 17 The fight for equal rights continues for Roberta Madden, Black Mountain News

 

TEXAS

July 14 US women's soccer team deserves fair pay. All women do., Houston Chronicle

 

VIRGINIA

July 16 As the 2020 Campaign Heats Up, Let's Focus Presidential Campaign Energy on Virginia 2019!Blue Virginia 

 

OPPOSITION

July 17 Democrats Try Extra-Constitutional Plan to Revive ERAConservative HQ

 

Thank you,

Erica Young for the APAC

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