Walkin’ this road for so long now…

Soon, oh soon, many of you will hear about this new and very intense effort to RATIFY. Virginia ERA Network is a project of Virginia NOW, and it’s about to become a very active network indeed!!!

Virginia ERA Network

This poster drew together a coalition of women who Locked the gates at the Mormon Temple in Maryland to protest the excommunication of Sonja Johnson, Chained closed the GOP Headquarters in DC to protest the removal of the Equal Rights Amendment from the national platform, and Chained the women of the Congressional Union* to Ronald Reagan’s White House Fence. All for Ratification.

ERA Chains 1908s Congressional Union Actions Photo by Paradise Kendra, 2014. Interview with members of the Congressional Union.

These women walked from Alexandria to Richmond for ratification in 1982. They arrived 20 minutes after a handful of delegates shot down the ERA in Virginia. It was a hard, cold blow.

Right now, Helene de Boissier-Swanson is hiking and sleeping in parks and on the street on her pilgrimage for the ERA. She’s started in San Francisco and will get to Virginia in April of 2015.

Endoresed by National NOW, she’s meeting with state and…

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Meet Me in St. Louis – A Prayer Vigil & Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia, you can support this effort for the ERA!!! We’ll be explaining how very soon! This woman is personally lobbying federal and state office holders to get the ERA ratification deadline lifted and the amendment ratified. A big, but loose coalition of groups is working on it. Get connected, and make noise, and get your walking shoes ready for International Women’s Day 2015.


St Louis Mosiac       Graphic Design by Helene Swanson

As I leave the Kansas City area heading towards Jefferson City and then on to St. Louis, where I will be meeting with Senators Roy Blunt and Clair McCaskill to urge them to co-sponsor S.J. Res. 15,  l give serious consideration to this past week. But before I get ahead of myself I want to make sure that I get the word out that we are holding a Prayer Vigil & Rallyat the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, MO on November 8, 2014 at noon to 2pm.  The Old Courthouse is where the Dred Scott Decision was issued March 6, 1857.

Please be sure to JOIN, INVITE, SHARE and POST this Facebook Event Page everywhere https://www.facebook.com/events/358964354268940/

After the St. Louis vigil my grassroots organizer Portia and I will head out with a small group of women as we walk into…

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