Action Needed! Equal Rights Amendment Resolution

By February 18, 2021North Dakota
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First, I want to thank you for the calls, emails, and prayers on HB 1415, the physician-assisted suicide bill that I emailed you about earlier this week. This was a dangerous bill, but because of your voice, the bill was voted down by an overwhelming majority!

We need your voice againSCR 4010, the Equal Rights Clarification Resolution, clarifies that the proposed 1972 Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was only valid through March 22, 1979, and should not be counted by lawmakers, or any other person as a live ratification. SCR 4010 could be voted on by the Senate as early as tomorrow, Friday, February 19. Concerned Women for America of North Dakota stands in favor of SCR 4010 and urges the senators to support the resolution.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, CWA of North Dakota submitted written testimony and gave oral testimony (beginning at 10:31:42) to support SCR 4010. The resolution passed out of committee and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. In my testimony, I stated, “Women don’t need the ERA to flourish in America. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution and multiple federal and state statutes guarantee women all the rights inherent to American citizens – equal employment, equal pay, education, credit eligibility, etc. Women are thriving and succeeding, and they are doing this without the assistance of ERA.”

Take Action!
Send a message to your state senator, and ask him or her to vote “Yes” on SCR 4010. You can find the name and contact information of your senator here.  Enter your house number, zip code, and press Search.  Click on the name of your senator to see their email address. Use the suggested message below my signature line or simply write, “Please support SCR 4010.”

Please Pray:
Father, thank you for the men and women who represent us as lawmakers in the North Dakota legislature. Provide each with the wisdom, strength, and discernment to know that Your ways will be honored and Your Name is glorified across our land!

“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”  Proverbs 21:32

Linda Thorson
State Director


Suggested email message:

Dear Senator,

Please give SCR 4010 a “Do Pass” recommendation. The deadline for ratification of the ERA expired over 40 years ago. The ERA is a poorly worded amendment and could be used to mandate Medicaid funding for abortions and end conscience clauses for nurses, doctors, and hospitals who do not want to participate in performing abortions.

Sincerely,
Your Name, Town

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