October 2, 2018

Times Are Tough But Don’t Let It Get You Down – Make It Get You UP! Phone bank for the ERA now

By Kamala, Natalie, Wendy and the EME Team

The time could not be more important to unite under one goal – ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and the elevation of American women to equal status under the law.

Second class status under the law correlates with second class justice.

Evidence of that second class treatment was highlighted in last week’s events and hearings. It is critical to provide women with a legal foundation to stand on, as we face a continual assault from the status quo and a refusal to acknowledge the serious realities American women face every day in dealing with violence.

Please listen to the important message from EQUAL MEANS EQUAL’s legal counsel and impact litigator, Wendy Murphy.

Don’t let injustice get you down!  Make it get you UP!

The present moment is an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment!

Host or join an ERA phone banking party and make calls to candidates and legislators and urge them to support equal rights for all!

Last week, EME’s Natalie White held a phone banking pizza party for the Equality Pledge in partnership with “For Freedoms” at their NYC location on Gansevoort Street.

For Freedoms joins Equal Means Equal’s Natalie White to phone bank for the ERA in New York City

Over the course of just a few hours, volunteers were able to reach out to hundreds of state legislators and their staff. It was a fun and inclusive way to engage both in activism and with the legislators themselves. Some candidates spoke on the phone with us for up to 20 minutes about the need for ERA!

So we’re going to do more! If you are in Los Angeles, please RSVP to join EQUAL MEANS EQUAL phone bank for the ERA on 4th October, 2018 from 12 noon to 3 pm at 

WAB ERA SUBCOMMITTEE,
Room 5,
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA  90046
(Free Onsite Parking available)

Or please host your own phone banking party! EQUAL MEANS EQUAL can send you all of the materials you need to have a fun and impactful phone banking party of your own.

And if you can’t host a party or make it to one, you can still help! Sign up here to follow-up on the Equality Pledge from the comfort of your home – someone will be in touch with you soon with more instructions.

GOOD NEWS SECTION:

The acclaimed New York City School of Visual Arts and professors Eric Corriel & Declan Van Welle are using EQUAL MEANS EQUAL as a model to create their first ever art/activism class titled “Art and Democracy: Media, Symbols, and Power.”

EME’s Artistic Director, Natalie White, gave her first of a series of lectures as part of the class at the School of Visual Arts. Students from all art disciplines will be creating work in service of the Equal Rights Amendment and our struggle to complete its ratification!  We are so excited to team up with SVA and their students to change the course of history and finish the completion of the ERA through art. Stay tuned to see the results!

Quote from SVA teacher Eric Corriel on the class:

“Thanks again for coming to class on Monday. Honestly I think it was one of the best classes I’ve experienced here at SVA. Your presentation was perfectly relevant and easily accessible for our students. And best of all, it got them excited about the project and the rest of the semester.” – Eric Corriel