On the eve of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is launching Woman’s Journal 2.0. The original Woman’s Journal began as a weekly newspaper in 1870, and was instrumental in mobilizing people across the country to support the 19th Amendment. We hope this new iteration will inspire people nationwide to support the Equal Rights Amendment.
Kamala Lopez and Natalie White, directors of EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, along with women’s rights attorney Wendy Murphy (@WMurphyLaw) will co-host and interview guests on a variety of topics related to women’s civil and constitutional rights, and the ERA.
Woman’s Journal 2.0 interviews renown ERA Activist, Author & Organiser Zoe Nicholson whose hunger strike for the ERA in 1982 became the basis for her book The Hungry Heart: A Woman’s Fast for Justice.
Hear Zoe’s intimate and breathtaking anecdotes about Alice Paul, her furious passion for justice and her unstoppable spirit. As one of the only women still maintaining the flame of hope for ERA when I stumbled upon it in 2009, Zoe was my first mentor and teacher on my journey with the Equal Rights Amendment and she continues to inspire everyone who meets or hears her. Additionally, Wendy Murphy’s clear and clearly rational explanation for the EME’s legal strategy regarding the ERA deadline is detailed herein, as she explains to Zoe why all eyes, all money, all hands must be focused on Virginia now, in order to achieve the 38th state and move into the next phase of our fight for equality, should there be one. –Kamala Lopez
Join Wendy and Kamala for a critical conversation and an urgent Call to Action around the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia. Guest Kati Hornung from VARatifyERA.org details the political landscape in her state and the strategy for the next two months to win the Virginia state elections and replace anti-equality leadership. This work clears the way to a win in their state legislature in the next session. Please listen and share widely to win ERA in 2020.
Laura Carter Callow is one of the most valued elders in the ERA movement. An indefatigable advocate for women’s rights, Laura shares the history of the “3-State Strategy” — a new strategy that came about in the early nineteen nineties: how it came to pass; who is responsible for it; and how it will help us push through to equality for all Americans under the law today.
Here is the legal brief underpinning the ERA 3-State Strategy that Laura mentions in the podcast:
In this episode, co-hosts Wendy Murphy and Kamala Lopez introduce themselves, the Woman’s Journal 2.0 project, and their respective histories of advocacy related to establishing gender/sex equality in the United States.
Following the introductions, Wendy and Kamala proceed to a deep dive explanation on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (the ERA) and explain why passage today would be of the utmost importance for women in America.