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!!!
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.
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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