May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day! Remember the Ladies, Illinois

By Kamala, Representative Lou Lang, Natalie and entire EME team.

Happy Memorial Day! What do you say we ask the Illinois House of Delegates to “Remember the ladies!” as Abigail Adams reminded her deaf husband John in 1776? We’re still waiting to be heard on this minor issue of legal equality

I know there are a lot of things going on in our country right now – so much, in fact, that it is hard to keep focused on the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment.

BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO KEEP OUR EYE ON THE BALL – MORE THAN EVER.
The Illinois House of Delegates only has a few days left in this year’s session.
If they do not vote on the E.R.A. before the end of this session (Thursday May 31st) the issue will get kicked down the road yet another year.

WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN.  Since 1982 we’ve heard how the “time was not right” to push for full equality.  Every year, dedicated activists have introduced ERA legislation in their states and EVERY YEAR THEY IGNORE US.

How long are we going to stand by and allow a few corrupt and immoral individuals hold sway over the majority of the American population?  How long will we permit the continued legalization and normalization of sex discrimination and violence against women?

When is it time to say ENOUGH? Is it NOW?!  We at Equal Means Equal contend that now is the time.

Illinois Rep Lou Lang, sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment gives his opening remarks to the committee urging a "yes" vote on SJR 4 in the Illinois House of Delegates.

“I hope the Illinois House of Delegates will put aside partisan politics, put aside identity politics, put aside all forms of politics and simply do the right thing. In the year 2018 it is unconscionable that the women of America still have to fight for the rights they ought to be due in this country.” – Illinois Representative Lou Lang, Sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment.

THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE!  MAKE THESE CALLS NOW. 
THE VOTE ON ERA IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.
WE ARE PRESENTLY DOWN BY ONLY THREE VOTES BUT WE ARE LOSING GROUND.
ANTI-EQUALITY ACTIVISTS ARE FUNDED AND EXTREMELY ORGANIZED.
RIGHT NOW THE CALLS ARE THREE TO ONE AGAINST THE E.R.A.
YOUR CALL COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
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IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE OR WHO YOU ARE – JUST PLEASE MAKE THE CALLS NOW.

With our hearts in our throats, praying for our better angels to show up this week & vote for equality, 

Kamala, Representative Lou Lang, Natalie and entire EME team.