February is a terrific month for an ERA…new legislation introduced!

FROM: cwest@eracoalition.org

Washington, DC –– Following the news that Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the Senate to remove the time limit on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment in January of 2020, thus fulfilling all constitutional requirements set forth in Article V. However, Congress arbitrarily inserted a seven-year time limit for ratification with a three-year extension when it proposed and passed the ERA in 1972. Even though the ERA has met all the constitutional requirements for an amendment, making it both valid and enforceable today, it has yet to be published as part of the Constitution. To eliminate any doubt that the ERA is now the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, Congress should vote to support the joint resolutions proposed today affirming the Equal Rights Amendment and removing the arbitrary time limit.

The date of January 27, 2022 ended a two-year waiting period for the ERA to go into effect after meeting all the constitutional requirements. The Attorneys General in two of the last three states to ratify the ERA, Nevada and Illinois, are suing the U.S. Archivist to force publication of the ERA to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA Coalition will continue pursuing all avenues to push for full recognition.

BACKGROUND AND THE ROLE OF SuffrageCentennials.com

We’re a member of the ERA Coalition, a group that’s acutely aware of the fact that 2023 is the 100th anniversary of US women working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

An article in Ms. Magazine delivered a  truckload of caution the other day about believing passage of legislation designed to lift the time limits is right around the corner. An article published 1/31/2023 by Roxy Szal says that Republican Party elected representatives are opposed and many in the US Senate are part of an effort to stall any movement forward.

Is there any hope?  Miracles can still happen.

TWO PARAGRAPHS OF AN ARTICLE IN MS.MAGAZINE

Some highlights of the Ms.Magazine article:

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February 2023, here we go out the door for an ERA! Women’s right to vote didn’t come easy either. . .

Over one hundred years ago, the right to vote for women was uphill. In 1923 a draft of  a US equal rights amendment was submitted to the national legislatures for approval. This year—2023—is the 100th-year observance of this occasion. Will another year pass without an equal rights amendment for everyone installed in the US Constitution. It is what ties the present generation, mine, to my grandmother’s.

The effort on this end is tied to those who came before us, and we’re carrying the torch of freedom by passing the torch to a new generation that’s praising the effort and carrying on the work.

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This is the 100th year for a US constitutional Equal Rights Amendment!

100 years ago Alice Paul was obsessed with the idea of an equal rights amendment to the US constitution. US women are carrying on the struggle more than 100 years later.

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Join the ERA Coalition and check on the progress of an Equal Rights Amendment

We’re impatient. In 2023 women in the US have been working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution for 100 years.

Let’s make it happen.

We here at SuffrageCentennials.com support the US Congress in delivering equal rights to all citizens.

Join the ERA Coalition.

So many of us are involved.

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Let’s get an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution on the books! ERA LETTER #8…

WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO WOMEN VOTERS IN THE 11/2022 ELECTION?

Women voters prioritized abortion and women’s rights as reasons for voting in the 2022 mid-term elections. Men voters mentioned inflation and rising prices as motivators for them. More details were revealed during a zoom presentation by the ERACoalition.

A RECOMMENDED SPEAKER ON THE ERA

Zoe Nicholson is a terrific candidate to invite to your next organizational meeting to speak about the ERA and the past 100 years US citizens have been working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. Nicholson emphasizes the contributions of Alice Paul who spent her lifetime working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

WE’VE SENT LETTER #8 TO CHUCK SCHUMER IN THE US SENATE—ABOUT AN EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION and the time limits for ratification!

Get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Below is our report of Letter #8 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510. The ERA Coalition wanted us to remind Chuck Schumer that the US Senate is standing firm in opposing lifting the time limits of the constitutional amendment ratification.

THIS YEAR 2023 is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

Don’t let tbe odds before us get us down! As we have discovered, things and people can change overnight!

OUR PRIORITY IS TO GET THE TIME LIMIT OF THE ERA CHANGED!

Let’s have a happy new year in the firm belief that an equal rights amendment will officially pass and be included as the 28th amendment to the US Constitution.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666. 

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Happy New Year from SuffrageCentennials.com! Resistance to ERA eroding…

From time to time we remind our support base about the importance of standing on the shoulders of those who have come before us. Most were volunteers who gave what they could within a toxic and obstacle-ridden context. They passed the torch to us, and now we’re passing the torch to others to carry on the work. Happy New Year!

The Equal Rights Coalition is in this nonviolent struggle for the long haul. Those of us at SuffrageCentennials.com are partners in the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition that consists of many organizations across the United States. Here’s one of their terrific messages for distribution.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

LETTER #7 TO CHUCK SCHUMER ABOUT AN EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT!

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. Send a letter to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

MORE RESOURCES THAN EVER!

Check in with our sister site,SuffrageWagon.org, that has been publishing since 2009. You bet we are committed to this unfinished revolution supporting equal rights in the US Constitution. In 2023, US women will have been working for equal rights guaranteed in the US Constitution since 1923.

This message is part of a special report from the Brennan Center for Justice about the eroding resistance to an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution:

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Holiday wishes from SuffrageCentennials.com!

Buy an ERA t-shirt like this one. It expresses one of many choices of protest memorabilia available on the ERA Coalition web site. US women have been working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution for 100 years in 2023. The ERA Coalition is restless. The message on the t-shirt now available for sale reflects this.

We are partners in the ERA Coalition. Have you followed the posts on eracoalition.org?  We are passing the torch to the future. The next generation carrying on the work of getting an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution will, no doubt, make discoveries like we have. Like it, or not? There are certain patterns that persist.

Will an ERA t-shirt overcome the message sent by the US Supreme Court that women aren’t smart enough to make decisions about their own bodies, and they must be controlled by a government-related court reminding them that we, the women, are second class citizens? Stay tuned!

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We’re a sister blog to Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been online and verbose since 2009.

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An Ending to SuffrageCentennials.com? No way! Watch video…AND WE SENT ERA LETTER #6.

We’re limping along and are buoyed by expressions of appreciation that our efforts are noted and welcome.  This is the passing of a torch to another phase of the suffrage centennial movement. In 2023 women in the United States have been on the case and working to see passage of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiration and acceptance of this rite of passage is documented in a video about standing on the shoulders of those who have come before us and the importance of passing a torch to those who carry on the work. This video tells the story:

An Unfinished Revolution-Passing the torch of women’s rights activism from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

We have volunteered our hopes and dreams to the limit and now we’re taking a much-needed rest.. There are many important issues facing us and Planet Earth.

WE SENT LETTER #6 TO US SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER—DID YOU CALL HIS OFFICE OR REACH OUT?

The ERA Coalition is pleased at the Congressional guarantees for same sex and interracial marriages. This reinforces the urgency of expressing support for Congress to remove the time limits on the equal rights amendment to the US Constitutions. Keep those support messages ongoing to Chuck Schumer. We just sent Letter #6.

Find out what you can do to get the US Senate to a vote on getting rid of the ERA ratification time limits. We have mailed Letter #6 to mover and shaker Chuck Schumer, Hart Senate Building, Room 322. Washington, DC 20510.

Next year (2023) is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

We are partners in the ERA Coalition with its almost 300 partners also joining in with the effort. Need a speaker at your next organizational meeting? Of those out there… is Zoe Nicholson. She’s available to speak.

GOP IS WARMING ON THE ISSUE OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Resistance is eroding to an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution, according to an article issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, as well as contributors to a town hall presentation by the ERA Coalition in the aftermath of the November 2022 US elections. There are still legal hurdles to overcome, however. And 2023 remains as the 100th. anniversary of US women working in support of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

OTHER RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT!

Suffrage Wagon News Channel is continuing publication at SuffrageWagon.org

As of December 2022, the numerous videos produced by Marguerite Kearns are still available at

Vimeo.com/kearnsmarguerite

One very important outcome of endless hours of effort has been the publication of the book by Marguerite Kearns, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.

For more information about the book, go to SUNY Press (State University of New York).

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Support an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution–wear a t-shirt and carry an ERA bag!

Almost 100 years ago suffrage activist Alice Paul prepared the language for an equal rights to the US Constitution. She spent the rest of her life working on this.  This effort is not forgotten. In early December of 2022, ERA  Coalition rep Zakiya Thomas circulated the above message. We’ve been sending letters to the US Congress. Now the plan is for us all to wear ERA t-shirts. Go the the ERA Coalition and order a t-shirt.

At present, there is a mysterious effort underway to pass legislation to remove the time limit on ratification that could be voted on.

We are sending letters to ask for this. Will it happen? We monitor the ERA Coalition regularly for news of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution.

ERA Coalition rep  Zakiya Thomas says we are “close” to making an equal rights amendment a “reality.” If this is true, buy and wear an ERA t-shirt. Carry an ERA bag. Make sure your elected rep in Washington, DC is aware of your support. If it’s merely a matter of purchasing ERA memorabilia, buy bags and t-shirts for everyone you know.

It appears as if the rationale behind buying t-shirts and bags is to “move the masses.” So start holding your breath because we are “close” to making an ERA a “reality.”

In 2023, US women will have been working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution for 100 years.

Remember to buy and wear an ERA t-shirt. And carry an ERA bag.

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A Holiday to give Thanks for keeping the Vision of an Equal Rights Amendment Alive with LETTER #5…!

Special thanks to all the volunteers over almost a decade and more who have honored the work of volunteers who have come before us. We stand on their shoulders and continue to pass the torch to the future.

Next year is the 100th year of US women working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. That’s why SuffrageCentennials.com is involved.

We have sent LETTER #5 TO SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER…to get him paying attention to the reminders to make an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution possible in 2023. Let’s get the ratification time limit restrictions onto the Senate floor for a vote!

Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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