ERA in the News: September 21-27, 2019

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

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

Hello all,

Virginia's upcoming election created a huge wave of coverage in Equal Rights Amendment news this week, possibly the biggest we've seen yet!

Check out the Virginia section of our newsletter to see how candidates in the state are speaking about the ERA, then head to our friends at VA Ratify ERA to learn more about what they are doing to promote advocacy in Virginia. VA Ratify is currently looking for volunteers to help with their campaign leading up to the November 2019 election. Maybe you have some time (or money!) to support their efforts?!?!?

Exciting news comes out of New York this weekend, as the Seneca Falls First Presbyterian Church will unveil a statue of ERA author Alice Paul. Check out our New York section to learn more about Sunday's unveiling ceremony.

Keep the momentum building!

Now onto the news...


Sept. 20 Double Tap Actress Rosario Dawson: ICE Raids Are 'Part of a Larger White Nationalist Narrative", Bounding Into Comics

Sept. 21 Bethenny Frankel is a darling in a white lace mini dress as she is honored at the Television Humanitarian Award, Daily Mail

Sept. 23 In 2017 Virginia was the bellwether of the blue wave: Will it happen again?, Salon

Sept. 23 Viola Davis produced 'In a Man's World' starring Sabrina McKenzie,

Sept. 26 Why 'Because of Sex' Should Protect Gay People, The Atlantic



Sept. 25 Abortion's virtual sacrosanct status may be challenged in court, Daily Press



Sept. 25 City abandons ordinance that court said discriminated against women, OneNewsNow



Sept. 26 Weekly Conversation: Arthenia Joyner maintains her fighting spirit, Tampa Bay Times

Sept. 26 William March: Hillsborough teachers pile into legislative races, Tampa Bay Times



Sept. 24 Social Justice Advocate from New York's 9th Congressional District Michael Hiller Kicks off 2020 Bid, Valdosta Daily Times



Sept. 23 Joliet Democrat announces run for McDermed's state house seat, The Herald-News



Sept. 21 Talk to kick off year-long AAUW celebration, Indiana Gazette



Sept. 26 Strategists Launch PAC to Boost Democrats on Both Sides of the Potomac, Maryland Matters 



Sept. 20 Got Shakespeare?, Boston Review



Sept. 25 Influential Women in Business: Joanna Smith, Salt Lake Magazine



Sept. 25 New club on campus hosts activities for Constitution Day, The Pillar



Sept. 23 Local activist has a role in upcoming Alice Paul tribute, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Sept. 25 Lockport woman to speak in memory of women's suffrage leader, Buffalo News



Sept. 26 O'Rourke in Erie: It is all about jobs, Go Erie



Sept. 26 An Inside Look: Texas A&M-Kingsville's domestic violence policy, KRIS Corpus Christi News

Sept. 26 TWU Constitution Day celebrates women's suffrage, The Lasso



Sept. 20 Foster, Cole clash over ERA amendment, other issues in House debate,
Sept. 20 Virginia legislator says she's 'not afraid to shoot down' gun control supporters, Shareblue Media

Sept. 20 Campaign misfire, as Sen. Chase changes Facebook ad on gun groups,

Sept. 20 Democrat Amanda Pohl Calls Out Sen. Amanda Chase (R)'s 'Rhetoric and Threats', Blue Virginia

Sept. 21 IScream for Gender Equality, Fairfax Station Connection

Sept. 21 Foster, Cole clash over ERA amendment, other issues in House amendment, Roanoke Times

Sept. 21 IScream for Gender Equality, Virginia Connection Newspapers

Sept. 21 Virginia Republican promises to 'Shoot Down' Gun Safety Advocates, The National Memo  

Sept. 22 Pro-Second Amendment lawmaker tones down ad after Dem opponent calls it 'violent rhetoric',, Fox News  

Sept. 23 Va. senator says she never approved ad vowing to 'shoot down' anti-gun groups, Washington Post

Sept. 23 Letters to the Editor: Time for Voters to Support Candidates for Equality, Falls Church News Press

Sept. 23 Virginia senator says she never OK'd ad vowing to 'shoot down' anti-gun groups, Greenwich Time

Sept. 23 Freitas, Ridgeway talk gun control at forum, The Daily Progress

Sept. 24 Virginia wine veteran partners with local group to release Wine for Women's Equality, Loudon Times-Mirror

Sept. 24 Candidates answer questions at Chamber forum, The Daily Progress

Sept. 24 Virginia Democrats say 2017 was about convincing people state races are important, The Dogwood

Sept. 25 Letter: Passage of ERA would be legitimate, Inside NoVA



Sept. 24 Why DC statehood is still a bad idea, Washington Times