Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

HJ129 is one bill still in play.01/12/2018:

Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee.

ACTION: Call the Republicans on this committee.

Chairman Mark Cole (R D88): District Phone (804) 698-1088

Margaret Ransone (R D99): District Phone (804) 698-1099

Israel O’Quinn (R D5) District Phone (804) 698-1005

Nick Rush (R D57) District Phone (804) 698­-1007

Greg Habeeb (R D8) (804) 698-­1008

Leslie Adams (R D16) District Phone:(804) 698-1016

Steve Landes (R D25) District Phone: (804) 698-1025

Tim Hugo (R 40D) District Phone (804) 698-1040

Call these people and urge them to support HJ 2 129! It’s a great resolutions with bipartisan support. It’s time for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. It has been ratified by 36 states, including Nevada just last year. This resolution advocates that the General Assembly ratify the ERA. Now is the time for equal rights for women! NOTE: HJ 2, 4 died in committee, like so many good bills are doing in this Republican controlled session.

HJ 129 United States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains viable and may be ratified notwithstanding the expiration of the 10-year ratification period set out in the resolving clause, as amended, in the proposal adopted by Congress. FULL TEXT


Special Focus on Gilbert’s area. Do know anyone who lives in this orange area willing to call or write to Todd Gilbert? email if you would like someone to ghost write your letter.
Only two more states are needed to ratify; Virginia could be one of them. The bills ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment are already gaining bipartisan support. In fact, Republican Delegate Roxann Robinson has filed a House bill and John McGuire is a co-patron. Expanding this to a bipartisan majority will give the General Assembly national accolades for its leadership during these contentious times.


 The ERA will give Congress greater Constitutional authority to enact legislation to protect women. Without this, legislation protecting women could be invalidated, as happened in 2000, when the Supreme Court struck down the civil remedy provision of the Violence Against Women Act.

Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment is good politics for Virginia, especially now when national attention is focused on women’s issues and technology companies are looking to locate in welcoming sites in the Southeast. Ratifying the ERA would attract such companies to Virginia.

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