ERA in the News: August 23 - September 4, 2019

States in green are where stories about the ERA were published.

States in green are where stories about the ERA were published.

Hello all,

We trust you all had a prosperous Labor Day weekend. We'll be featuring Thursday and Friday in next week's newsletter, and then returning to a normal schedule from there!

There was a strong push in Florida and Virginia this week, as ERA activists came out to seek support from their legislatures in honor of Women's Equality Day and the upcoming election. Please see the news below for a full list of articles that explain how those local activists stepped up in their communities.

Our friends at VA Ratify ERA and Equal Means Equal are teaming up for a strong push, hitting the road with their #iScream4Equality campaign. Check out their sites to find out where the ice cream truck will stop and volunteer to ride with them!

Below, check out the amazing number of stories the talk about the ERA this week!

NATIONAL

Aug. 23 The US Constitution Doesn't Guarantee Equal Rights for Women. Here's Why TIME

Aug. 23 LGBTQ Rights Groups Privately Feud Over StrategyHuffPost

Aug. 24 'Not a joke': Joe Biden claims he was accused of being gay in 1972 for supporting women's rightsDaily Mail

Aug. 26 ERA Coalition Teams with LA Fashion Brand Michael Stars to Release Limited Edition TeePRNewswire 

Aug. 25 Why we need more biographies of suffragistsOUPBlog 

Aug. 26 Women's Equality Day: Attained Goals and Unfulfilled DreamsVoice of America 

Aug. 26 Why We Need to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment--NowAdweek

Aug. 30 Valerie Harper, Rhoda on 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies at 80, Variety

Aug. 30 Valerie Harper of Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show is Dead at 80 Vanity Vair 

Aug. 30 See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics, Parade

Sept. 3 Want Equal Pay for Equal Play? Pass the ERA! Women's ENews

Sept. 3  The Handmaid's Tale Was a Warning, Sept. 3 

 

ARIZONA

Aug. 29 Herrod wrong, our country needs Equal Rights AmendmentArizona Capitol Times

Sept. 2 National Opinion: Reflecting on need for the ERA this Labor Day, Arizona Daily Star

 

CALIFORNIA

Aug. 25 Women march in Downtown in a centennial celebration of suffrageLong Beach Post

 

FLORIDA

Aug. 26 99 years ago Florida led in women's suffrage. Are equal rights still a priority?Miami Herald

Aug. 26 Activists call on Florida Legislature for equal rights, Florida Phoenix  

Aug. 26 Activists call on Gov. DeSantis to support ratification of Equal Rights AmendmentWTXL ABC

Aug. 26 Equal Rights Activists Urge Florida Lawmakers to Ratify ERAWUSF News 

Aug. 27 Women Want Equal Rights in the US ConstitutionWFSU 

Aug. 28 Arthenia Joyner hints that she will challenge Darryl RousonTampa Bay Times

 

KENTUCKY

Aug. 31 Checking out the Kentucky Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau catalog, Richmond Register

 

MAINE

Aug. 30 Tom Waddell: The source of moralityCentralMaine.com

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Aug. 24 Joe Biden asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?, Boston.com

Aug. 31 Parade really about free speech--and that's a good thing, Boston Herald

 

MINNESOTA 

Aug. 25 Betty Folliard ERA 2020--let's finish what the suffragists startedTwinCities.com

Aug. 25 Trailblazing legislator fought fiercley for equalityMinneapolis Star Tribune 

Aug. 26 Bygones for Aug. 26Duluth News Tribune

 

MISSOURI

Aug. 25 Boone County Historical Society prepares for 19th amendment centennialKOMU 8

 

NEW JERSEY

Aug. 26 Van Drew, not yet an ERA ratification sponsor, touts Violence Against Women Act in campaign e-mailNew Jersey Globe

Sept. 2 Van Drew co-sponsored move to extend ERA ratification deadline, New Jersey Globe 

Sept. 3 Alumni Around the Web, Princeton Alumni

 

NEW YORK

Aug. 30 Domestic violence victims in New York no longer have to pay these cancellation fees, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Aug. 23 League reveals Nance as winner of Woman of the Year award during luncheonCarolinaCoastOnline

Aug. 25 Fayetteville NOW production revisits early feminist movement, The Fayetteville Observer 

Aug. 29 NC could put the ERA over the topRaleigh News & Observer  

Aug. 30 NC can make history- and Republicans can make amends- by ratifying the ERARaleigh News & Observer 

Aug. 31 Observer forum: Most forum respondents strongly back Equal Rights AmendmentFayetteville Observer 

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Sept. 3 Equal Rights Amendment in ND talk on Friday, Inforum

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Aug. 24 Sep 16. Campus Symposium: Is Gender Equity a Constitutional RightFranklin County Free Press

Aug. 28 The casual misogyny we've come to accept, Daily Item 

 

UTAH

Aug. 26 Kate Kelly:Utah, let's ratify the ERAThe Salt Lake Tribune

 

VIRGINIA

Aug. 24 Oceano Wines Supports Ratification of ERA for 2020 Virginia Legislative SessionBlue Virginia

Aug. 24 Video: Candidates Stress Importance of Turning Prince William County Blue This Nov. 5, Blue Virginia  

Aug. 25 Rasoul: Celebrate Women's Equality Day by Ratifying the ERARoanoke Times

Aug. 26 Northam calls on Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment, 8News

Aug. 26 Pam Northam, Anne Holton urge Virginia lawmakers to ratify ERARichmond.com

Aug. 26 Virginia Marks Women's Equality DayWVTF

Aug. 26 ERA in 2020?Richmond Magazine 

Aug. 27 ERA supporters to roll ice cream truck through Fredericksburg, ManassasPotomac Local

Aug. 27 'Equality and Ice Cream' scheduledThe Leader-Herald

Aug. 27 PHOTOS: ERA event on Virginia Capitol stepsBristol Herald Courier

Aug. 27 Two Days of Canvassing for Gender EqualityVirginian Connection Newspapers

Aug. 27 Dogwood Daily: Virginia first ladies push legislators to ratify the ERAThe Dogwood

Aug. 27 Political science graduate challenges House Speaker Kirk CoxThe Commonwealth Times

Aug. 28 Women Democrats to host documentary, ice cream socialFulton County Express

Sept. 3 Republican Senator Amanda Chase to Campaign with Alex Jones Defender, Blue Virginia

 

WYOMING

Aug. 31 Barron: Esther loses her post, Casper Star-Tribune

 

OBITUARIES

Aug. 29 Dr. Mary Ella ReutershanEast Hampton Star

Aug. 30 Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning 'Rhoda' star, dead at 80, KFOR

Sept. 3 Patricia Dodson, feminist and activist, dies, Chicago Tribune

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