Will Equal Rights Amendment be important in 2024?

A poll commissioned by Ms. Magazine predicts that an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution, in addition to abortion rights, will be important and a potent combination during the 2024 national election.

It took generations of constant grassroots and nonviolent organizing to win the right for women to vote in the United States. As US women noted, the right to an abortion that had been permanently established in the US Constitution, demonstrated for millions that the matter represented a reform, not a guarantee.

Patriarchy and a top-down social system are attempting to keep the status of women and others as second class by viewing the matters of an equal rights amendment and abortion rights as reforms rather than guarantees.

 

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SuffrageCentennials is a web site that’s a labor of love!

I’m no rich lady dropping into the women’s rights movement. Sure, there were those who gave generously, but the group never involved me and many others who were involved and spent their lifetimes busy.
This site and others sites originating from my kitchen are the result of labors of love. That’s very different from the casual statements unconnected to reality that web sites like SuffrageCentennials.com AND SuffrageWagon.org AND other web sites too numerous to mention are statements of the descendants of activists who primarily were people with tight values and long histories and memories.

I’ve known for years that if I expected to have ourselves and our ancestors recognized that we would need lots of money. Wrong. This and many other sites don’t have grants and foundations behind us. It’s a labor of love that has developed into a wave…a very large wave. It takes generations to succeed at this rate. Let’s give recognition where it is deserved!

I have been blogging for years. How? By going to school, taking classes, and not letting a minute pass when I could be learning and acting and spreading the word.

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2023 is almost over…US women working on an ERA for 100 years

This coming year, it’s 101 years that US women have been working on an equal rights amendment to the national constitution. We’re almost there. To 2024, that is.

If men had been discriminated against like this for as long as we women have, all hell would break loose. It’s expected that women, the second gender, would be into non violence. And the word is spread that we’re pushovers. We’re supposed to be victims. We’re supposed to stand aside and internalize the oppression that has entered our souls.

Fortunately, this isn’t 100% of what all citizens and voters are saying. They’re noting that the US is behind the rest of the world. And that the situation around the world needs more TLC (tender loving care), not less of it.

They’re noting that more organizations are popping up that are claiming that US women are candidates for being treated as human beings, equal to and as qualified, (and in many instances more), they’re addressing the issues and messes caused by those who put themselves first. Let’s persist in this endeavor.

The US deserves an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution. It’s inevitable. And predictable that there’s a backlash to return to the “good old days” when certain taxpayers were expected to march through life with their heads down and their visions limited. Not indefinitely. No sir ree…!

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Happy Holidays to those with the vision of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution!

Talk to Santa ab0ut an equal rights amendment! 

It’s not the Chinese New Year, but a holiday season when we’re thinking about special events to come in the future, like the Lunar New Year in 2024.

And special thanks to the New York State Museum for its special effort in planning the extra effort supporting the permanent exhibition of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns and others in 1913.

“March of the Women”—a women’s suffrage song in England! on Vimeo.

Best holiday wishes…SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all those working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution!

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Equal Rights Amendment is facing opposition…

Opposition raised its head generations ago when women got together and decided they wanted to vote. Their nonviolent strategy took generations, but finally the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution passed in 1920. During the 1980s the opposition was resurgent. I remember hearing one man say: “We started having problems after we gave the women the right to vote.” There have been many attempts to eliminate the opposition. Now it is focused on the draft ERA or Equal Rights Amendment.

And as we noted, no one GAVE women the right to vote. It was a goal of women volunteers over generations.

This year, 2023, is the 100th year that women have been working nonviolently for an equal rights amendment. It is a reform, not a major digression. It is worth supporting. It would straighten out the mess the top-down social and economic structure has made of gender relations. But keep in mind that it is a reform, not the result of a recognition of dramatic changes that has resulted in a new direction.

There is progress. No doubt about that. But it can be reversed in an instant.

The battle over abortion rights is another example of something US residents thought was permanent. The US Supreme Court majority decided it was merely a reform that should be eliminated. And it happened. Right before our eyes.

This is what happens to reform initiatives. They may represent efforts of many in charge to make sure that top-down structures remain in place. But they have no status relative to future efforts.

Will an equal rights amendment be another example of a reform that can be overturned in an instant?

Let’s see.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

 

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Suffrage Centennials honors 100 years of US women working on an equal rights amendment in 2023!

Suffrage centennials are taking on more importance than ever before! on Vimeo.

This year, 2023, we’ve made progress in inching forward so that it’s finally realistic to have an equal rights amendment in the US Constitution. I remember when few people had ever heard of blogs or the ERA when I started communicating about this over a decade ago. I can still see the puzzled expressions on folks’ faces when I raised the possibility of a different type of communication. And blogging was once a potent and effective way to move social change into the far reaches of the universe.

“Onward,” I said as a closing to my email communications for a decade. I’ve witnessed so many changes in communication since then.

SuffrageCentennials.com has lasted through 2023. The world is very different now, and others are preparing to pick up the slack. Now we’re part. of the ERA Coalition that’s persisting and keeping the goal of an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution alive.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. Ten years. Not bad!

We’re supporting the 100 years that US women have been working for an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution during 2023.

Until the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon is safely installed as a “permanent” feature in the New York State Museum, Suffrage Wagon News Channel will continue publishing.

Let’s keep our eyes on the prize.

 

 

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Have you heard about the planet’s “extinction agenda”?

It’s bad news for the passage of an equal rights amendment for the US Constitution?

Perhaps you noticed this year’s hottest July on record.

And the predictions about the future are grim. It will get worse.

Why? Because we’re engaged with those who adore more violence than the sacrifices associated with toning down our standards of living.

We live in a world where violence is king for some people with social status and big bank accounts.

They don’t care about climate change or any of those so-called issues that some individuals and organizations are bothering to even think about. They laugh in your face if you dare mentioning that Planet Earth is going down the tubes.

So add “climate change” to your concerns. Our future depends on it.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

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“Forget about an Equal Rights Amendment if we make the US “great” again!”

Back in the Middle Ages of the 20th century, women were universally obedient. They valued the state of pregnancy when patriarchy ruled the waves.

Now patriarchy still has its claws into bare skin, but more women are waking up. When I was young, the word Patriarchy wasn’t even mentioned. Nowadays most people have heard the word and how it’s waking up folks around the planet.

If Planet Earth goes down the tubes, the idea of patriarchy will be one of the arenas targeted.

Why bother? There’s a reason that SuffrageCentennials.com continues to publish since 2013.

We all have a stake in the future.

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Support an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution…

During 2023, SuffrageCentennials.com is supporting the action network of the ERA Coalition. We’re partners. Join us!

The year 2023 is the 100th anniversary of US women working on an amendment to the US Constitution for women’s equal rights.

Suffrage centennials are taking on more importance than ever before!  on Vimeo.

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