March 11, 2019

38 Mile HIke for the ERA in Arizona Started Today!

By EME Team

“The reality is the E.R.A. influences everything. It is the DNA of our country. If we don’t dig down and fix it, we’re never going to address these issues of inequality in a systemic, institutional way.” says Kamala Lopez, EME’s Executive Director in a new interview with The Women’s Eye radio.

ERA Task Force AZ & The National Council of Jewish Women have organized a 38 mile hike over 3 days (March 11-13 starting and ending at the Arizona State Capitol) to demand that the Arizona State Legislature vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!

We invite all EME Equality Warriors who are able, to join the hike to ratify the ERA and support the women of Arizona:

Sign up now : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/38-miles-for-the-era-tickets-57434848177

Register in the facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/323158318313894/

If you can’t hike 38 miles or can’t take 3 days off of work, then we would love for you to participate in any portion of the hike you’re able to, after work, just one day, meet us at a historical site, take a photo of yourself in white asking for ratification of the ERA and post it on social media tagging @AZhouseDems @AZhouseGOP @AZsenateGOP @AZhouseDems and use the hashtags #ERAyesAZ#38miles #FloorVoteForERA

38 MILE MARCH SCHEDULE:

On March 11 we were hiking from the capitol to women’s progress in Phoenix and Tempe and end for the day at Sandra Day O’Connor House 1250 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 8528 (13.8 miles).

On Tuesday, March 12, We’ll begin at 8:30am at Sandra Day O’Connor House, hike to the Piestewa Peak trail head then continue on to the office of Arizona’s first elected female senator, Senator Sinema’s office (13.5 miles).

On Wednesday, March 13, We’ll start 8:30am at Senator Sinema’s office, pass by Central Arizona Shelter Services and conclude at the State Capitol.

"The fight is not over for E.R.A in 2019. There are strong movements in multiple other states and we WILL achieve equality for all Americans under law. EQUAL MEANS EQUAL will not rest until our Constitution reflects our principles and not those of 1787 when women were chattel.” – Kamala Lopez, on The Women’s Eye Radio