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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Equal means equal

Janette writes,

TWO GREAT PIECES OF NEWS, friends & colleagues in the Coulee Region!
1) The La Crosse Tribune article on the front page on Friday shares why I and most Americans believe finishing ratification of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment is so important. It also announces the free La Crosse Main Library auditorium screening of the film "Equal Means Equal" on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. (watch the trailer at the "FILM" link at: equalmeansequal.com). I will facilitate the Q&A on Weds., and please attend if you can.

2) We continue to raise awareness and work for completion of the Equal Rights Amendment into the Constitution which Congress passed on March 22, 1972. A full 37 of 38 states needed (3/4 of 50 states) have now ratified it, and Congress will have its first hearing April 30th at 10:00 a.m. EST after 36 years in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee at: https://judiciary.house.gov/ (has live YouTube links; also on CSPAN-1.
The U.S. House bill introduced by wonderful U.S. Representative Jackie Speier from California would also entirely lift the second and unnecessary 1982 deadline and has over 185 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, thanks to fair-minded House Democrats (incl. Reps. Ron Kind, Gwen Moore & Mark Pocan from WI and five from MN): https://www.congress.gov/…/house-joint-resolu…/38/. Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are also equality-supporting cosponsors on the related Senate bill. WI and MN ratified the ERA in 1972 and 1973 and 38 states are required. NV & IL ratified it as the 36th and 37th states in 2017 & 2018.

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