May 30, 2018

Illinois Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment

We did it.  Tonight the Illinois House of Delegates voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.  The vote was 72 - 45.

Our thanks to Representative Lou Lang whose leadership, strength, patience and eloquence shall be forever remembered.  As will the date of May 30th, 2018.

Thanks to every delegate that voted “yes” and thanks to all those who spoke so beautifully today about why equality for all Americans under our Constitution is needed now more than ever.

Every single phone call, every single conversation with a legislator, every single person on every single bus, every single tweet, every single newspaper advertisement, every phone call in the phone banking, every single step took us to this point. We did it! Tonight we sleep tight and tomorrow we wake up again to fight!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-equal-rights-amendment-illinois-20180530-story.html

We’re floating on a cloud!

Every single phone call, every single conversation with a legislator, every single person on every single bus, every single tweet, every single newspaper advertisement, every phone call in the phone banking, every single step took us to this point. We did it! Tonight we sleep tight and tomorrow we wake up again to fight!

With all our love and thanks,

Kamala, Natalie, Joel, Lizzy, Jules, Sarabeth, Wendy, Rachel, Thila, Jeri and the entire EME team.