THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT - STILL ALIVE
PLEASE GET INVOLVED
-ACTION ALERT ON ERA
A bill ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment has been voted out of committee in
Missouri and needs a strong advocacy effort for passage by the House of
Representatives before the end of the 1999 legislative session on May 14.
A successful vote in Missouri will advance the "three-state strategy"
promoted by the ERA Summit, based on a legal analysis that if three more
states ratify, the existing 35 state ratifications could be found legally
viable, putting the ERA in the Constitution at last. This makes the Missouri
struggle a NATIONAL action.
• Organizations and individuals may write or phone Speaker of the House
Steve Gaw at (573) 751-2700, thanking him for his support of HJR35 and asking
him to schedule the bill for a floor vote before the end of the current
• Organizations and individuals both inside and outside Missouri are
encouraged to connect with the ERA campaign through the Missouri Women's
Network by contacting President Shirley Breeze (314) 831-5359,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Legislative Director Mary Mosley (573) 642-6354.
Further information about the ERA Summit is available on the Web. Visit this informative site for both historical information and current strategy updates.
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